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- DescriptionCurriculum 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. The first half of the book presents new scholarship on the use of the Bible in schools, including a historical analysis of what the Founders had to say about the use of the Bible in public education, a more current assessment of the politics behind the elective Bible class movement in the early twenty-first century, and a critique of such educational programs from constitutional and pedagogical perspectives. This edited volume also offers new insights into long-standing battles that pit religious and secular advocates against one ather in the areas of evolution and sex education and considers whether school choice programs that would allow parents the right to send their children to sectarian schools are an affront to promoting the goals of a liberal democracy.
- Author BiographyMelissa Deckman is Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science and the Louis L. Goldstein Associate Professor of Public Affairs at Washington College. She earned her PhD in Political Science from American University. She is the author of School Board Battles (2004), which won the Hubert Morken Award, given biennially by the American Political Science Association for the best work on religion and politics. She is also a co-author of Women with a Mission: Religion, Gender and the Politics of Women Clergy (2005) and the textbook Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence, now in its second edition with Pearson/Prentice Hall (2011). She is the author or co-author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and is currently researching the intersection of gender and religion in the Tea Party movement. Joseph Prud'homme is Assistant Professor of Political Science and director of the Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture at Washington College. He works in the areas of political philosophy, legal studies, and theoretical approaches to religion in public life. He received his PhD in the Interdepartmental Program in Political Philosophy at Princeton University.
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication20/01/2014
- Series TitleWashington College Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture
- Series Part/Volume Number3
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2014
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight340 g
- Width150 mm
- Height220 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byJoseph Prudhomme,Melissa m. Deckman
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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