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For Goodness Sake

Religious Schools and Education for Democratic Citizenry

For Goodness Sake by Walter Feinberg
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While the question of religion in schools is often a matter of fierce debate, the implications of religious education on moral education and liberal democracy are rarely considered. When it comes to religious education, many assume that only members of a religious community have any serious interest in the religious content of curricula. This important book challenges that perception, demonstrating that what happens within all schools has an impact on the wider public. It opens up a critical dialogue about the appropriate aims of religious education and about the teaching of religion in liberal, democratic societies. Drawing on examples from Christian, Jewish and Muslim schools across the United States, and looking at topics from sex education to Darwinism vs. Creationism, Feinberg here looks deeper into the role that religious schools play in the formation of a democratic citizenry.
Routledge; March 2006
272 pages; ISBN 9780203957233
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Title: For Goodness Sake
Author: Walter Feinberg