Religious Diversity in Schools

May 2009
Intervention in School & Clinic;May2009, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p314
Academic Journal
The article presents guidelines on promoting religious diversity in schools. The authors note clauses of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which prohibit the restriction of religious freedom in schools and recommend that teachers display respect for different religions by incorporating religion into curricula, displaying religious symbols, studying religious holidays, selecting curriculum literature focusing on religion and utilizing DVDs and websites focusing on religion. They suggest that visits by guest speakers can also promote tolerance of other religions and note how students' religious beliefs and customs can affect their academic performance. They recommend the use of peer mediation to resolve religious conflicts between students.


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