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Visions of Schooling: Conscience, Community, and Common Education


reviewed by Roger Mourad — 2002

coverTitle: Visions of Schooling: Conscience, Community, and Common Education
Author(s): Rosemary C. Salomone
Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven
ISBN: 0300081197, Pages: 352, Year: 2000
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In Visions of Schooling: Conscience, Community, and Common Education, Rosemary Salomone, a professor of law at St. John’s University, explores the question of values in public school curricula and "school choice." The narrow context is an account of the legal history of the location of the border between church and state in public schools on the question of curricular content as it has been played out in courts of law. On a broader policy level, Salomone focuses on the intense efforts by many parents and conservative organizations to bring religion-based values and practices into public school curriculum and relates the major judicial decisions that have been rendered to resolve particular instances of conflict that have ensued. Professor Salomone’s statements in the Preface help to provide a context for this book. The author, who attended Catholic schools through grade twelve, relates how she became aware of "the stark reality of poor families and the limitations placed on them by an unresponsive system," and observes that they "lack... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 5, 2002, p. 919-924
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10805, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 7:47:14 AM

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  • Roger Mourad
    Washtenaw College
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    Roger Mourad, Jr. is Director of Institutional Research at Washtenaw College and teaches at the University of Michigan. He has a Ph.D., J.D., and M.A. from the University of Michigan and is the author of Postmodern Philosophical Critique and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Higher Education (Westport: Greenwood, 1997) and journal articles, including a forthcoming article in Teachers College Record entitled "Education After Foucault: The Question of Civility".
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