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Book Title: Faith Ed: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance|
The size of the: 335 KB
Edition: Beacon Press
Date of issue: August 18th 2015
The author of the book: Linda K. Wertheimer
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9780807086162
Read full description of the books Faith Ed: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance:A look at the debate over religion in public schools—and how to best teach children religious literacy and tolerance
Veteran education journalist Linda K. Wertheimer has traveled the nation listening to all sides of the controversy surrounding the teaching of religion in public schools, interviewing clergy, teachers, children, and parents who are Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Sikh, and atheist. In Lumberton, Texas, a hundred people filled a school board meeting to protest a teacher’s dress-up exercise in which a girl was allowed to try on a burka during a lesson on Islam. In Tampa, the head of a Muslim civil rights group spoke to high school history classes about Islam, sparking debate about which guest speakers are appropriate. In Wichita, a Messianic Jewish family's opposition to an elementary school’s display about Islam led to such upheaval that the school hired extra security. But in Modesto, the heart of California’s Bible Belt, teachers have avoided problems since 2000, when the district began requiring high school freshmen to take a world religions course. Students learn to fight for their rights and those of religious minorities who once seemed alien. Wertheimer’s fascinating investigation reveals a public education system struggling to find the right path forward and offers a promising roadmap for raising a generation of religiously literate Americans.
Read information about the authorA veteran journalist, I'm the author of Faith Ed, Teaching About Religion In An Age of Intolerance (published in hardcover by Beacon Press in August 2015. It comes out in paperback in August 2016). The book took me back to a small town in Ohio where I moved in fourth grade and was the only Jew and around the country, where I delved into stories about teachers trying to teach about the world's religions in the face of controversy. I'm, naturally, an avid reader. I love great stories, whether nonfiction or fiction. I worked full-time for major metro newspapers for over 20 years, including as education editor for The Boston Globe.
People love to confuse me with the Other Linda of NPR. No, that's not me.
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