RELIGION AND SCHOOLING IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA CONFRONTING OUR CULTURAL PLURALISM SOURCE BOOKS ON EDUCATION

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Religion And Schooling In Contemporary America

Author : Thomas C. Hunt
ISBN : 9781135629304
Genre : Education
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With articles dealing with denomination, law, public policy and financing this anthology grants an evenhanded view of the impact of religion on our nation's public schools.
Category: Education

The Moral Dimensions Of Teaching

Author : Cary Buzzelli
ISBN : 9781135722548
Genre : Education
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Cary Buzzelli and Bill Johnson reinvigorate the enduring question: What is the place of morality in the classroom? Departing from notions of a morality that can only be abstract and absolute, these authors ground their investigation in analyses of actual teacher-student interactions. This approach illuminates the ways in which language, power and culture impact "the moral" in teaching. Buzzelli and Johnson's study addresses a wide range of moral issues in various classroom contexts. Its practical and diverse examples make it a valuable resource for teachers and teacher development programs.
Category: Education

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015040084454
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

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ISBN : UCSC:32106020976632
Genre : Best books
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Education Reform

Author : Craig S. Engelhardt
ISBN : 9781623963248
Genre : Education
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Education Reform proposes and defends an alternate paradigm of public education. It challenges “secular education” as a failed educational model and proposes an alternate model with farreaching potential. It reveals how secular schools have insufficient resources to support the public’s educational interests while religious schools, within a plural public education system, have the superior capacity to nurture citizens with the moral, intellectual, and civic qualities of good citizenship. The fulcrum upon which Engelhardt’s argument rests is the recognition that beliefs and values of a religious nature not only provide motivating frameworks for individual life, but also, they naturally provide core sources of meaning, understanding, and motivation for education efforts. Whereas secular schools avoid these ideological resources, they potentially suffuse the curriculum, climate, and community of “religious” schools to increase their educational success. Thus, this book argues that the move to a plural public education system, in which families are free to choose either secular or publicly supportive “religious” schools, will advance the educational interests of America. This argument is developed in three parts. The first entails a multichapter analysis of education history to discern the relationship between religion and the public’s education goals. By tracing ways in which “religion” is a key resource for curricular meaning, parent buyin, rational thought, individual morality, public unity, and academic inspiration, it correlates school secularization with many of our current education problems. Part two engages criticisms that may arise from this reform proposal such as concerns regarding autonomy, deliberative skills, equity, and public cohesion. Part three illumines superior ways in which religious schools can address the public’s educational concerns. The book concludes by proposing ideas and principles to guide the development of an American plural public education system that allow the public to draw from the strengths of religious schools without secularizing them in the process or breaching church/state boundaries.
Category: Education

World Culture Report

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ISBN : 923103751X
Genre : Cultural policy
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Globalisation has caused an increase in the amount of cultural mingling. For some people diversity is seen as richness but for others there have been problems of identity and hence conflict. This world survey looks at the current debates, cultural policies, national identity and methods of measuring culture. It is backed up by statistical tables and cultural indicators and includes a CD-ROM of cultural resources on the Web.
Category: Cultural policy

After Heaven

Author : Robert Wuthnow
ISBN : 9780520222281
Genre : Religion
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An exploration of the development of spirituality, along with beliefs and lifestyles, in the United States over the last fifty years, draws on interviews with people of diverse beliefs to show how the growth of personal spirituality has influenced America's religious life. UP.
Category: Religion