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For Goodness Sake

reviewed by R. Murray Thomas - June 05, 2006

coverTitle: For Goodness Sake
Author(s): Walter Feinberg
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415953790, Pages: 241, Year: 2006
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In writing this book, Walter Feinberg stepped out of his role as a professor of philosophy of education at the University of Illinois in order to serve as a tour guide. His self-assigned task was to lead readers on visits to religious-education classrooms in a variety of American private schools, mainly Roman Catholic, Jewish, and Lutheran. He approached his visits from a secular perspective—that of liberal democracy—rather than from the viewpoint of any religious denomination. Thus, during the months that he sat in classrooms, interviewing teachers and their students, his quest was driven by a concern for how religious instruction in parochial schools affects the fate of democracy in a multicultural—particularly multi-faith—America. His motive can be cast as a pair of questions: • The ideal—“What kind of religious/moral education in parochial schools best prepares youths to participate constructively in a multi-faith American democracy?” • The real—“To what extent do students in religious schools experience... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 05, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12526, Date Accessed: 9/26/2020 8:14:48 AM

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  • R. Murray Thomas
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    R. MURRAY THOMAS is a professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His current interests are reflected in the titles of his recent books: Comparing Theories of Child Development (6th edition, 2004), Teachers Doing Research (2004), High Stakes TestingóCoping with Collateral Damage (2005), Religion in SchoolsóControversies Around the World (2006), God in the ClassroomóReligion and Americaís Public Schools (2007), and Violence in Americaís Schools (2007).
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