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Jeynes, William H. – Religious Education, 2017
For the past half century, the American public school system has been on the receiving end of a considerable amount of criticism. People of faith have often been at the forefront of expressing that criticism. Attached to their criticism religious people have often called for school choice programs that include faith-based schools as the…
Descriptors: School Choice, Criticism, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Change
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Donlevy, J. Kent; Crimmon, A. Mac – Religious Education, 2009
The Canadian province of Alberta is a jurisdiction where religious pluralism is fostered within the public school system. This article is a case study of that phenomenon that briefly reviews the genesis, denouement, and resurrection of Protestant education in Alberta's public schools. Warranted by Alberta's 1988 "alternative school"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Public Schools, Cultural Pluralism
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Rosenblith, Suzanne – Religious Education, 2008
In this article, the author describes how throughout her academic career she has tried to answer the question "What should the appropriate place be for religion in the public schools of a liberal, pluralistic, democratic state?" The view the author embraces is that taking religion seriously in schools also means taking the purpose(s) of public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Religious Education, State Church Separation, Role of Religion
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Rosenblith, Suzanne; Bailey, Beatrice – Religious Education, 2008
This article presents a rationale as well as a proposal for a religious literacy curriculum in U.S. public high schools. Relying on the Religious Education curriculum currently in use in the United Kingdom, the authors sketch a religious literacy curriculum designed to help students thrive in a pluralistic and democratic society. In order to help…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion Studies, Democratic Values, Cultural Awareness