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Katelyn Meitz

Mr. Salow
English 11
Teaching Religion in Public Schools

My research project is about teaching religion in public schools. For a long time now Ive
been interested in this topic. In English 10 I debated a topic similar to this, and it was a lot of fun.
Even before this though, Ive heard this topic debated before. Its been mentioned on the news,
online, in articles etc. Many academics argue for teaching religion in school, but many are
against it as well.
Since religion is such a touchy, and popular topic to debate, I knew this would be a good
choice for my research project. Its important to analyze how I am persuaded with this topic
because of how strongly religious people feel about their religion. I need to be able to decipher
between the right and wrong ways of persuasion (pathos, logos, ethos).
In order to reach my goals, of knowing right and wrong, I have chosen the articles below
to tear apart. I will carefully read and inspect the academics articles, sentence by sentence, and
word by word. I will be able to tell which article is using logos, or pathos, or some other form of

Works Cited
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Lessons on World Religions: Planning, Teaching, and Reflecting." Journal of Education

and Learning 2.4 (2013): 1. Web. 17 Nov. 2016
Bauer, Norman J. "Schooling and Religion: A Secular Humanist View." (1989). Web. 17 Nov.
Daugherty, Richard. "A Canadian and American Comparison: Church-State Constitutional Issues
Public Schooling. Part II--An American Perspective." (1989). Web. 21 Nov. 2016
Dunn, Jeffery W. "For Community Sake." Philosophical Studies in Education44 (2013): 100109.
Web. 17 Nov. 2016
Erkili, Turan Akman. "Freedom of Religion--Conscience, Religious Education and the Right of
Education in the 1961-1982 Constitutions of the Republic of Turkey and Their
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Grant, Barry. "Education without compulsion: Toward new visions of gifted education." Journal
for the Education of the Gifted 29.2 (2005): 161-186. Web. 21 Nov. 2016
Guo, Yan. "Diversity in public education: Acknowledging immigrant parent knowledge."
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Hayik, Rawia. "Addressing Religious Diversity through Childrens Literature: An English as a
Foreign Language Classroom in Israel." International Journal of Multicultural
Education 17.2 (2015): 92-116. Web. 17 Nov. 2016
Hufford, Don. "Intellectual Agnostics: Preparing Public School Teachers to Be Open-Minded
Interpreters in the Religion/Public School Debate." Critical Questions in Education 1.1
(2010): 13-25. Web. 17 Nov. 2016
Ledoux, Michael W., and Thomas Marshall. "Can We Teach Patriotism in Schools?."
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Sander, William. "Religion, Religiosity and Private Schools." Journal of Catholic Education 9.1
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Terry, Bobby K. "Homeschooling in America a Viable Option." Online Submission (2011). Web.

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