Feinberg, Walter, For Goodness Sake: Religious Schools and Education for Democratic Citizenship. New York: Routledge, 2006.


Walter Feinberg


Analyzes the relationship between religious schooling and public schooling in terms of the ways they educate for citizenship in a democracy; cites examples from several religious schools; argues for oversight of religious schools by the public with respect to their fostering educative and democratic values that acknowledge human development studies and what diverse religions believe; calls for requiring religious educators to have preparation in these matters as an expression of the public interest in religious schooling.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Ethnographic Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Religious & Private Schooling, Teacher Education, Citizenship Education, Democratic Education, Values in the Classroom


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