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Current Issue In Education

  1. 1. Teaching Bible literacy in public schools<br />Jade Anderson<br />EDU 290<br />March 24, 2010<br />
  2. 2. What is my topic?<br />Whether or not Bible literacy should be taught in public schools<br />Importance: issue growing in popularity and districts incorporating Bible classes into the curriculum<br />By: eye2eye<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/eye2eye/13110327/<br />
  3. 3. What’s been said before?<br />Court cases addressing Christian teachings in public schools<br />1963: Schempp case<br />Most made Christian practices illegal<br />
  4. 4. Goals of the bill<br />Similar in each state<br />Create a Bible literacy elective course: emphasizing the literary and historic value<br />Teachers remain religiously neutral<br />By: ilovememphishttp://www.flickr.com/photos/ilovememphis/4095768775/<br />
  5. 5. The debate<br />This issue has been discussed enough and settled. There’s no need to reopen such a controversial issue.<br />Young adults need to understand the important parts of a book that has such an important influence on the world they live in.<br />
  6. 6. Impact on the students<br />Mainly high school<br />Christians wanting to study further<br />Others who want to get involved in Biblical conversation<br />By: James Sarmiento (old account) http://www.flickr.com/photos/ijames/112866961/<br />
  7. 7. Impact on the teachers<br />Facing difficulties<br />Must remain religiously neutral<br />Determine what to teach and how to teach it in a rushed fashion<br />
  8. 8. What is being done to address the issue?<br />Very little<br />No guidelines<br />No funds<br />No training<br />Only success: presenting legislation for legalizing the course<br />
  9. 9. Future directions<br />Serve the intended purpose, students learn literary and historic value of the Bible<br />Schools manipulate, way to teach Christianity in the classroom<br />
  10. 10. Legislation<br />Individual states presenting bills to Senates<br />Some states beginning to introduce the course<br />By: hans s http://www.flickr.com/photos/archeon/2941655917/<br />
  11. 11. What have we learned?<br />Issue of Bible literacy in public schools must be addressed.<br />Important for young adults to stay well informed, and knowledge of the Bible is important for this.<br />
  12. 12. References<br />Biema, David Van. “The Case for Teaching the Bible.” Time. 22 Mar. 2007. Web. 23 Mar. 2010.<br />Meyers, Jessica. “State tells schools to teach Bible literacy but not how.” The Dallas Morning News, 6 <br /> Sept. 2009. Web. 23 Mar. 2010. <br />Robelen, Erik. “Senate Panel in Kentucky Backs Bible- Literacy Bill.” Curriculum Matters. blogs.edweek.org, 19 Feb. 2010. Web. 23 Mar. 2010.<br />

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