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Have a Little Faith: Religion, Democracy, and the American Public School

Have a Little Faith: Religion, Democracy, and the American Public School (Paperback)

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It isn't just in recent arguments over the teaching of intelligent design or reciting the pledge of allegiance that religion and education have butted heads: since their beginnings nearly two centuries ago, public schools have been embroiled in heated controversies over religion's place in the education system of a pluralistic nation. In this book, Benjamin Justice and Colin Macleod take up this rich and significant history of conflict with renewed clarity and astonishing breadth. Moving from the American Revolution to the present from the common schools of the nineteenth century to the charter schools of the twenty-first they offer one of the most comprehensive assessments of religion and education in America that has ever been published. From Bible readings and school prayer to teaching evolution and cultivating religious tolerance, Justice and Macleod consider the key issues and colorful characters that have shaped the way American schools have attempted to negotiate religious pluralism in a politically legitimate fashion.

While schools and educational policies have not always advanced tolerance and understanding, Justice and Macleod point to the many efforts Americans have made to find a place for religion in public schools that both acknowledges the importance of faith to so many citizens and respects democratic ideals that insist upon a reasonable separation of church and state. Finally, they apply the lessons of history and political philosophy to an analysis of three critical areas of religious controversy in public education today: student-led religious observances in extracurricular activities, the tensions between freedom of expression and the need for inclusive environments, and the shift from democratic control of schools to loosely regulated charter and voucher programs. Altogether Justice and Macleod show how the interpretation of educational history through the lens of contemporary democratic theory offers both a richer understanding of past disputes and new ways of addressing contemporary challenges.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational strategies & policyEducationEducation TheoryOrganization & management of educationEducationEducation TheorySchoolsPrimary & middle schoolsEducationEducation TheorySchoolsSecondary schoolsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalReligious issues & debates Publisher: The University of Chicago Press Publication Date: 01/10/2016 ISBN-13: 9780226400457  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Benjamin Justice is an associate professor at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. He is the editor of The Founding Fathers, Education, and the Great Contest and author of The War That Wasn't: Religious Conflict and Compromise in the Common Schools of New York State, 1865-1900. Colin Macleod is associate professor of philosophy and law at the University of Victoria. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of several books, including Liberalism, Justice, and Markets and The Nature of Children's Well-Being.

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