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Science versus religion: Protestant dominance and cultural discrimination in public schools


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

This research offers a critical analysis of the current controversy concerning religion. The study explores the establishment of the public school system under Protestant dominance and use of this dominance to assert authority over minority groups. Legislation and court action have created a position of opposing policy; placing science as the opposite of religion, and Atheists and Christian activists are using curriculum as an ideological battle field. Currently, since 9/11, religious discrimination and hate crimes are on the rise. In order to investigate this controversy, this study explores literature, published surveys, and government documents. The American public school systems are victim of cultural discrimination in respect to religion, and school reform is necessary to allow dialectic pedagogy to combat religious marginalization.

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Subject
School Administration;
Religious education;
Teacher education
Classification
0461: School Administration
0527: Religious education
0530: Teacher education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Athiests; Cultural racism; Dialectic pedagogy; Education; Protestants; Religion
Title
Science versus religion: Protestant dominance and cultural discrimination in public schools
Author
Brock, Melissa Marie
Number of pages
58
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0459
Source
MAI 48/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109332339
Advisor
Rossatto, Cesar
Committee member
Campbell, Howard; Cashman, Tim
University/institution
The University of Texas at El Paso
Department
Education
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1468289
ProQuest document ID
305062173
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305062173
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