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Religious Pluralism in Secular Classrooms

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Danielle Reid

on 14 November 2012

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Religious Pluralism in Secular Classrooms Perspectives on Religion & Schooling
in the United States Public Freedoms:
Public Funding for Religious Schools Private Freedoms:
Religion and Compulsory School Attendance (p. 305, 306) (p. 304, 305) Two Principles:
(1) Need for schools to support a basic freedom guaranteed by the Constitution
(2) Need for schools to uphold the separation of church and state Two Categories:
Private freedoms vs. Public freedoms Sources of tension, with respect to religious matters in schools, emerged from the school's role in ___________. a) practicing ethical behavior
b) private and public freedoms
c) upholding the separation of church and state Compulsory schooling began a larger movement toward the establishment of a social institution (The common school) Compulsory schooling is up once again;
~NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Private Freedoms:
The Practice of Religious Beliefs
in Classrooms In 1993, Congress passed the___________, which laid down several principles about the exercise of religion in schools and elsewhere.

a) Public Freedom Act
b) National Defense Education Act
c) Religious Freedom Restoration Act
d) Nothing was passed in 1933 ~Arguments

~Cochran vs. Louisiana State Board of Education

~Everson vs. Board of Education (p. 309) Perspectives on Religious Identity People who identify themselves as members of a religious group often associate themselves closely with an ethnic group

Religious identity has its strongest roots in the family, and many families not only encourage but demand that their children follow in their religious traditions.

Fundamentalism ~ gaining strength in all the religions of the world as people begin to feel the effects of globalization and institutional change. ( p. 312-315) Ethical Issues Teachers should always be on the look out for religious prejudice

Teachers should be familiar with federal and state laws with respect for religion and schooling

Teachers should also perform as instructors to parents and the community (p. 317) Religious Identity has it's strongest roots in the ______.

a. School
b. Church
c. Community
d. Family Debates over the practice of religious beliefs in the classroom are part of the larger question of loyalty to the United States, and the role of the state to protect a citizen's rights to equality. (p. 307, 308) Baha'i Buddhism Christianity Confucianism Hinduism Islam Jainism Judaism Shinto Sikhism Taoism Wicca Zoroastrianism Druidism
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