Should we teach about religion in the public classroom (image source: wikimedia commons) in the american school system, we have largely dealt with the problem of christian fundamentalism by not teaching about religion, and trying (artificially, i might add) to strip religious issues from every other humanity. Religion in public schools should not be taught for schools are funded by the people and the government, and our government utilizes a separation of church and state premise arguments: the conclusion is that religion should be taught in a non-biased and educational manner. People argue whether students should learn about world religions in school or no teaching religion in schools helps students understand the differences among the principles of each and every religion.
Religion should be taught in public schools, however the material taught should not be bias and should be reviewed by someone who actually knows about the religion. Philosopher dan dennett calls for religion -- all religion -- to be taught in schools, so we can understand its nature as a natural phenomenon then he takes on the purpose-driven life, disputing its claim that, to be moral, one must deny evolution. Of course religion should be taught in schools dr john stackhouse believes that religion can and should be taught in schools just like physics or math standing water june 25, 2011 great article, but i don’t think you really communicate much sense of what is at stake—or, rather, what has been lost by the secularization of the educational.
Public schools have become a breeding ground for a lot of debates over the years, with student demographics becoming more and more diverse there have been certain things that are being omitted from the school days in these institutions, and among these things are those that had to do with religion. Another school year, another round of controversy about religion in public education this fall, two new yet already divisive publicly financed schools are set to open: the khalil gibran. We need an understanding that it’s not only okay to teach about religion in schools, but vital too often, knee-jerk reactions to lessons on religion come from adults who harbor misconceptions.
Teachers in the suburban town of wellesley, massachusetts spend half the school year teaching the world’s religions to sixth graders these 11 and 12 year olds learn about major figures, holidays, geography, and beliefs central to judaism, christianity, islam, and hinduism. I agree that religions should be taught, and that kids should be exposed to many religions many will realize the similarities between differing religions, yet realize that each claims to be the only truth. Religion needs to be taught in public schools perhaps one of the major reasons for many wars and conflicts, is lack of tolerance, and ignorance of cultures, including religion.
7 reasons we should teach more religion in public schools instruction about world religions needs to start earlier and go deeper teasing about religious differences starts as early as kindergarten. One class might be a religious studies course, which would look into the nature of religion, religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions another might look at the various religions around the world, comparing and contrasting them. Should students be required to learn about religions in school no, i believe you should not be required to learn about religion in public school my thoughts teaching religion in school may help to eliminate misconceptions that cause many forms of prejudice amongst the student community concession.
There are those who argue, as lind k wertheimer does in her new book faith ed, that public school children—even those as young as age seven—should be taught about religion simply because it is a part of the world we live in. Teachers in the suburban town of wellesley, massachusetts spend half the school year teaching the world’s religions to sixth graders these 11 and 12 year olds learn about major figures. Are religionists willing to agree that children should be taught in public schools to question religion perhaps it is religionists who should be wary of “teaching religion” in public schools atheists and freethinkers are often much better educated about religion and the bible than typical believers.
Religion in the public schools in a new series of occasional reports, “religion and the courts: the pillars of church-state law,” the pew forum on religion & public life explores the complex, fluid relationship between government and religion. The debate about whether to teach religious-based social studies in texas public schools has dominated a broader discussion about the schools' curriculum, which is undergoing a review by state. Clinton would agree: these are reasons why religion should be taught in public schools 21 aug 2015 posted by gary nguyen a list of reasons why students should learn about world religions as part.