Educating Believers: Religion and School Choice

1st Edition

Robert Maranto, M. Danish Shakeel

December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 202 Pages
ISBN 9780367436650 - CAT# 343629

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Educating Believers: Religion and School Choice offers theoretical essays and empirical studies from leading researchers on religion and schooling.

Religious authority and emphasis on fairness and caring provide consistent rules governing the stable family and community relationships needed for individual growth and collective action. Religion is among the most important aspects of human life, likely hard-wired into human beings, and intimately intertwined with schooling. The book addresses key matters regarding religious pluralism in education, including the history of state-faith relationships in schooling, how religious faith can motivate teachers, whether religious education teaches tolerance, and whether practices in Europe and Asia hold lessons for American schools. The works in this volume can guide future scholarship on religious pluralism in education, particularly work related to civic values, character formation and public policy.

The chapters in this book were originally published in the Journal of School Choice.

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