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Product Description: An intimate cross-country look at the new debate over religion in the public schools  A suburban Boston school unwittingly started a firestorm of controversy over a sixth-grade field trip. The class was visiting a mosque to learn about world religions when a handful of boys, unnoticed by their teachers, joined the line of worshippers and acted out the motions of the Muslim call to prayer...read more

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9780807086162, titled "Faith Ed.: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance" | Beacon Pr, August 18, 2015, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: An intimate cross-country look at the new debate over religion in the public schools  A suburban Boston school unwittingly started a firestorm of controversy over a sixth-grade field trip.

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9780807055274 | Beacon Pr, September 6, 2016, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: An intimate cross-country look at the new debate over religion in the public schools  A suburban Boston school unwittingly started a firestorm of controversy over a sixth-grade field trip.

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Product Description: Curriculum and the Culture Wars offers a fresh perspective on perennial debates about the role of religion in public schools, focusing on the intersection of religion and curriculum. This debate has been renewed in part due to the growth of elective Bible courses in public schools in many parts of the country...read more
By Melissa Deckman (editor)

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9781433118487 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, January 20, 2014, cover price $42.95 | About this edition: Curriculum and the Culture Wars offers a fresh perspective on perennial debates about the role of religion in public schools, focusing on the intersection of religion and curriculum.

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Product Description: Why teach about religion in public schools? What educational value can such courses potentially have for students? In For the Civic Good, Walter Feinberg and Richard A. Layton offer an argument for the contribution of Bible and world religion electives...read more

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9780472072071 | Univ of Michigan Pr, January 28, 2014, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: Why teach about religion in public schools?

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9780472052073 | Univ of Michigan Pr, January 28, 2014, cover price $31.00 | About this edition: Why teach about religion in public schools?

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Product Description: "This provocative and timely book challenges Americans to rethink what it means to take democracy and religious freedom seriously in public education. Emile Lester takes the reader beyond culture war conflicts rooted in religious divisions and offers bold, new solutions for addressing our differences with fairness and robust toleration...read more

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9780472117642 | Univ of Michigan Pr, April 27, 2011, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: "This provocative and timely book challenges Americans to rethink what it means to take democracy and religious freedom seriously in public education.

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9780472035267 | Reprint edition (Univ of Michigan Pr, April 16, 2013), cover price $31.00 | About this edition: "This provocative and timely book challenges Americans to rethink what it means to take democracy and religious freedom seriously in public education.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781475801613 | Rowman & Littlefield Education, April 18, 2013, cover price $66.00 | About this edition: Since September 11, 2001, the profile of religion's role in our global society has increased significantly.

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9781475801620 | 1 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 10, 2013), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Since September 11, 2001, the profile of religion's role in our global society has increased significantly.

In 2009, the Good News Club came to the public elementary school where journalist Katherine Stewart sent her children. The Club, which is sponsored by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, bills itself as an after-school program of “Bible study.” But Stewart soon discovered that the Club’s real mission is to convert children to fundamentalist Christianity and encourage them to proselytize to their “unchurched” peers, all the while promoting the natural but false impression among the children that its activities are endorsed by the school. Astonished to discover that the U.S. Supreme Court has deemed this—and other forms of religious activity in public schools—legal, Stewart set off on an investigative journey to dozens of cities and towns across the nation to document the impact. In this book she demonstrates that there is more religion in America’s public schools today than there has been for the past 100 years. The movement driving this agenda is stealthy. It is aggressive. It has our children in its sights. And its ultimate aim is to destroy the system of public education as we know it.

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9781586488437 | Public Affairs, January 24, 2012, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: In 2009, the Good News Club came to the public elementary school where journalist Katherine Stewart sent her children.

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9781610392198 | Public Affairs, July 9, 2016, cover price $15.99

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Product Description: Why a growing number of parents choose not to send their children to public school. The companion book to the award-winning documentary “IndoctrinNation”, this eye-opening book includes: An unforgettable introduction by a father who lost his son in the Columbine school massacre – “I put him in a pagan school where they teach there is no God...read more
By Joaquin Fernandez, Colin Gunn, Ken Ham (contributor), Doug Phillips (contributor) and R. C. Sproul, Jr. (contributor)

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9780890516850 | Master Books, October 15, 2012, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Why a growing number of parents choose not to send their children to public school.

By Charles J. Russo (editor)

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9781412987752 | Sage Pubns, September 6, 2012, cover price $100.00

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Product Description: Inspired by the acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series, this series helps readers gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills by presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format...read more
By Noel Merino (editor)

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9780737756852 | 1 edition (Greenhaven Pr, March 9, 2012), cover price $42.00 | About this edition: Inspired by the acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series, this series helps readers gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills by presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format.

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Product Description: Any educator in the public school system will quickly tell you- it’s tough out there! Between parents, administrators, standardized tests, and the constant stream of planning and papers to grade, it’s hard for teachers to catch a break...read more

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9780834127968 | Beacon Hill Pr, March 1, 2012, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: Any educator in the public school system will quickly tell you- it’s tough out there!

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Product Description: This volume shows how and why our public schools should prepare to understand and deal with religious diversity in the United States and the world.• A cultural toolbox for discerning the values and culture of an institution• A true/false exam for legal knowledge about religion in the schools• Steps for organizing a Religions Advocacy Coalition• Evaluative bibliography that provides Internet sites for current information on issues surrounding religious education in the public schools• Easy cross references that link the bibliography and the tex...read more

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9780313359972 | Praeger Pub Text, July 22, 2009, cover price $44.00 | About this edition: This volume shows how and why our public schools should prepare to understand and deal with religious diversity in the United States and the world.

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Product Description: Presents an overview of education in the United States, discussing topics such as alternatives to public education and current initiatives to improve the education system.
By David Haugen (editor) and Susan Musser (editor)

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9780737742091 | Greenhaven Pr, October 24, 2008, cover price $30.95

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9780737742084 | Greenhaven Pr, October 24, 2008, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Presents an overview of education in the United States, discussing topics such as alternatives to public education and current initiatives to improve the education system.

Controversial Supreme Court decisions have barred organized school prayer, but neither the Court nor public policy exclude religion from schools altogether. In this book, one of America's leading constitutional scholars asks what role religion ought to play in public schools. Kent Greenawalt explores many of the most divisive issues in educational debate, including teaching about the origins of life, sex education, and when--or whether--students can opt out of school activities for religious reasons. Using these and other case studies, Greenawalt considers how to balance the country's constitutional commitment to personal freedoms and to the separation of church and state with the vital role that religion has always played in American society. Do we risk distorting students' understanding of America's past and present by ignoring religion in public-school curricula? When does teaching about religion cross the line into the promotion of religion? Tracing the historical development of religion within public schools and considering every major Supreme Court case, Greenawalt concludes that the bans on school prayer and the teaching of creationism are justified, and that the court should more closely examine such activities as the singing of religious songs and student papers on religious topics. He also argues that students ought to be taught more about religion--both its contributions and shortcomings--especially in courses in history. To do otherwise, he writes, is to present a seriously distorted picture of society and indirectly to be other than neutral in presenting secularism and religion. Written with exemplary clarity and even-handedness, this is a major book about some of the most pressing and contentious issues in educational policy and constitutional law today.

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9780691121116 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 13, 2004, cover price $58.00 | About this edition: Controversial Supreme Court decisions have barred organized school prayer, but neither the Court nor public policy exclude religion from schools altogether.

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9780691130651 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 16, 2007, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Controversial Supreme Court decisions have barred organized school prayer, but neither the Court nor public policy exclude religion from schools altogether.

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9781400826278 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 2, 2008, cover price $22.95

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Product Description: When faculty unexpectedly encounter students’ religious ideologies in the classroom, they may respond with apprehension, frustration, dread, or concern. Instructors may view this exchange as a confrontation that threatens the very heart of empirical study, and worry that this will lead to a dead-end in the learning process...read more
By Arthur Chickering (foreword by) and Miriam Rosalyn Diamond (editor)

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9781579222376 | Stylus Pub Llc, April 15, 2008, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: When faculty unexpectedly encounter students’ religious ideologies in the classroom, they may respond with apprehension, frustration, dread, or concern.

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Product Description: When faculty unexpectedly encounter students’ religious ideologies in the classroom, they may respond with apprehension, frustration, dread, or concern. Instructors may view this exchange as a confrontation that threatens the very heart of empirical study, and worry that this will lead to a dead-end in the learning process...read more
By Art Chickering (foreword by) and Miriam Rosalyn Diamond (editor)

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9781579222369 | Stylus Pub Llc, April 15, 2008, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: When faculty unexpectedly encounter students’ religious ideologies in the classroom, they may respond with apprehension, frustration, dread, or concern.

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Each title explores a specific issue by placing fourteen to sixteen carefully edited, accessible articles from a wide range of sources in a unique pro/con format, while useful charts, graphs, color photos, and cartoons illustrate each article.

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9780737738506 | Greenhaven Pr, December 14, 2007, cover price $36.80 | About this edition: Each title explores a specific issue by placing fourteen to sixteen carefully edited, accessible articles from a wide range of sources in a unique pro/con format, while useful charts, graphs, color photos, and cartoons illustrate each article.

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Product Description: With the explosion of the Intelligent Design movement, many Americans are once again forced to take sides in the long-standing battle between creation and evolution. Yet many feel inadequately educated on the judicial process of this battle...read more

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9781581348361 | Crossway Books, April 23, 2007, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: With the explosion of the Intelligent Design movement, many Americans are once again forced to take sides in the long-standing battle between creation and evolution.

To help readers gain a better understanding of conflicts over the proper role of religion in American public schools, this book focuses on the seven major types of conflicts that have become particularly confrontational. Thomas does not take sides; rather, he lays out the arguments, their historical and cultural contexts, and the groups that debate them and their goals. Anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of the controversies surrounding religion in American schools will find here not just a review of the issues, but a deeper consideration of the causes, consequences, and future of the debates.Conflicts over the proper role of religion in schools-and particularly in public schools supported by tax monies-are frequently featured in news reports. For example, in the United States there currently are conflicts over the teaching of evolution, inserting the word God in the pledge of allegiance, conducting school holiday celebrations, posting the biblical Ten Commandments in schools, and praying at school functions. People who are interested in such controversies often-or, perhaps, usually-fail to understand the historical backgrounds to the conflicts and therefore do not recognize the very complex factors that affect why the controversies become so heated. To help readers gain a better understanding of such matters, this book focuses on the seven major types of conflicts that have become particularly confrontational during the first decade of the twenty-first century.The cases on which the chapters focus concern issues that currently are being hotly debated in America. Controversies are described in relation to their historical origins and the author shows how the history affects current understanding of the issues. Thomas does not take sides in the arguments; rather, he lays out the arguments, their historical and cultural contexts, and the groups that debate them and their goals. Anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of the controversies surrounding religion in American schools will be happy to find here not just a review of the issues, but a deeper consideration of the causes, consequences, and future of the debates and the role of religion in our public schools.

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9780275991418 | Praeger Pub Text, January 30, 2007, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: To help readers gain a better understanding of conflicts over the proper role of religion in American public schools, this book focuses on the seven major types of conflicts that have become particularly confrontational.

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9781578866991 | Rowman & Littlefield Education, September 30, 2008, cover price $31.00

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Product Description: Asks whether public schools can and should help students discuss moral disagreements, even when religion is involved.

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9780791466858 | State Univ of New York Pr, February 2, 2006, cover price $68.50 | About this edition: Weaving together history, philosophy, and curriculum, Grappling with the Good offers a vision of public education in which students learn to engage respectfully with the diversity of beliefs about how to live together in society.

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9780791466865 | State Univ of New York Pr, February 2, 2006, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Asks whether public schools can and should help students discuss moral disagreements, even when religion is involved.

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Essays discuss varying opinions on the subject of religion and education, covering such topics as private school vouchers, school prayer, teaching creationism, and banning headscarves.
By Tom Head (editor)

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9780737727449 | Greenhaven Pr, July 30, 2005, cover price $25.45 | About this edition: Essays discuss varying opinions on the subject of religion and education, covering such topics as private school vouchers, school prayer, teaching creationism, and banning headscarves.

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9780737727432 | Greenhaven Pr, July 30, 2005, cover price $35.95 | About this edition: Essays discuss varying opinions on the subject of religion and education, covering such topics as private school vouchers, school prayer, teaching creationism, and banning headscarves.

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Product Description: In United States public schools, the content being taught in all subjects is determined by specialists who have the expertise necessary for the task. Parents don't insist on their opinions being part of curricular decisions. History, mathematics and literature classes, for example, generally enjoy full acceptance by parents and others...read more
By Paul Giesbrecht (illustrator) and Angus M. Gunn

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9780786420025 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, September 30, 2004, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In United States public schools, the content being taught in all subjects is determined by specialists who have the expertise necessary for the task.

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A study of the effect and success of the Christian Right on school board elections. (view table of contents)

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9781589010000 | Georgetown Univ Pr, March 1, 2004, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: A study of the effect and success of the Christian Right on school board elections.

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9781589010017 | Georgetown Univ Pr, March 1, 2004, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: A study of the effect and success of the Christian Right on school board elections.

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Provides an analysis of the historical, legal, and political aspects of religious expression in public schools over the past 150 years. (view table of contents)

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9780300102178 | Yale Univ Pr, March 1, 2004, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Provides an analysis of the historical, legal, and political aspects of religious expression in public schools over the past 150 years.

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Product Description: The heart of a truly complete education lies in individual students’ integration of understandings from the many dimensions of their lives - religious, academic, and personal. The general failing of formal schooling to achieve such an education is linked to the ongoing struggle over the role of religion, particularly in public education, where the teaching of evolution, discussions of sexual practice, and various literary interpretations pose a dilemma for schools in our diverse and pluralistic society with its constitutional constraints...read more

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9780820458076 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, January 1, 2004, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: The heart of a truly complete education lies in individual students’ integration of understandings from the many dimensions of their lives - religious, academic, and personal.

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Product Description: Drawing on Cornel West's prophetic revision of American pragmatism and fictional cases of teaching from Toni Morrison's Beloved, Teaching at the Crossroads of Faith and School develops an alternative conception of the role of the teacher for a contemporary educational milieu marked by increasing religious diversity and marred by controversy over the appropriate relationship between religion and education...read more

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9780761824480 | Univ Pr of Amer, January 1, 2003, cover price $90.50 | About this edition: Drawing on Cornel West's prophetic revision of American pragmatism and fictional cases of teaching from Toni Morrison's Beloved, Teaching at the Crossroads of Faith and School develops an alternative conception of the role of the teacher for a contemporary educational milieu marked by increasing religious diversity and marred by controversy over the appropriate relationship between religion and education.

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9780761824497 | Univ Pr of Amer, November 1, 2002, cover price $57.99 | About this edition: Drawing on Cornel West's prophetic revision of American pragmatism and fictional cases of teaching from Toni Morrison's Beloved, Teaching at the Crossroads of Faith and School develops an alternative conception of the role of the teacher for a contemporary educational milieu marked by increasing religious diversity and marred by controversy over the appropriate relationship between religion and education.

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