Debating Issues In American Education: Religion In Schools, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1452266697
  • ISBN-13: 9781452266695
  • DDC: 379.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 480 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Provides views on multiple sides of curriculum and instruction issues in America's schools and offers more in-depth resources for further exploration. This volume examines religion in schools, covering such varied issues as prayer and religious activity, curricular issues, the pledge of allegiance, religious clothing and dress.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors-in-Chief.
About the Volume Editor.
About the Contributors.
1: Should Public Funds be Used to Transport Students to Religiously Affiliated Nonpublic Schools?.
2: Should Public Funds be Used to Provide Textbooks and Instructional Materials in Religiously Affiliated Nonpublic Schools?.
3: Should Students be Allowed to Include Prayer in Public School Graduation Ceremonies?.
4: Should Teachers be Able to Pray in Public Schools?.
5: Should Moments of Silence be Permitted in Public Schools?.
6: Should Public School Teachers be Allowed to Read the Bible or Other Sacred Texts in Public Schools When Students are Present?.
7: Should School Officials be Allowed to Use Religious or Sacred Music in Celebrations in Public Schools?.
8: Should Educational Officials Permit Displays of Religious Symbols in Public Schools?.
9: Should Students be Encouraged or Required to Participate in Pledging Allegiance and Saluting the Flag if they or their Parents Object to the Words “Under God”?.
10: Should Public School Students be Given Released Time for Religious Instruction?.
11: Should Public School Boards be Allowed to Offer Courses on the Bible and Other Sacred Texts as Literature?.
12: Should Schools Teach both Evolution and Creation Science/Intelligent Design in Science Classes?.
13: Should School Calendars Take Religious Holidays into Account?.
14: Does the Equal Access Act Guarantee Religious Clubs Equal Access to Public School Facilities?.
15: Should Nonschool Religious Groups be Allowed to Use Public School Facilities?.
16: Should Students and Others be Permitted to Distribute Religious Materials in Public Schools?.
17: Should Students be Allowed to Wear Distinctive Religious Garb in Public Schools?.
18: Should Teachers be Allowed to Wear Distinctive Religious Garb in Public Schools?.