Warren A. Nord

in Does God Make a Difference?

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199766888
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895038 | DOI:

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This chapter argues that there are three related potential problems with how religion is treated in the curricula of public schools and universities. First, education leaves students religiously ignorant. Second, public schools and universities are not religiously neutral; rather, they take sides, privileging secular over religious ways of making sense of the world and living our lives. Third, public education borders on secular indoctrination.

Keywords: public education; public schools; religion; curricula; religious ignorance; secularization; secular indoctrination

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Subjects: Religious Studies

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