Religion in the Public Schools: Negotiating the New Commons

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Religion in the Public Schools: Negotiating the New Commons

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Since September 11, 2001, the profile of religion's role in our global society has increased significantly. Religion has long been a force in people's lives as numerous studies and polls show, yet we continue to struggle with understanding differing religious traditions and what they mean for our common life. There are few places where Americans can meet together to learn about each other and to share in the common construction of our futures. One such place for many is public education. The purpose of this book is to illustrate the complexity of the social, cultural, and legal milieu of schooling in the United States in which the improvement of religious literacy and understanding must take place. Public education is the new commons.We must negotiate this commons in two meanings of that term: first, we must come to mutual understandings and agreement about how to proceed toward a common horizon of a religiously plural America; second, we must work our way through the obstacles in these settings in practical ways to achieve results that work.

Keywords

Religion in the public schools -- United States;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9781475801613

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

R&L Education

City

Lanham

Department

Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

Disciplines

Educational Leadership

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editor

Object Description

vii, 195 pages ; 24 cm

Language

EN

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