Call for Papers, Religion and Education

Religion & Education invites manuscripts addressing the Fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1963 ruling of the companion cases of School Districts of Abington Township v. Schempp and Murray v. Curlett (Abington). Abington, when combined with the Court’s 1962 judgment in Engel v. Vitale, has had significant impact on its First Amendment jurisprudence relating to religion and public education in the United States.

The Editors of Religion & Education invite manuscripts reporting on relevant developments in religion and education that have taken place since the Engel and Abington cases, specifically focusing on public education in the P-12 or higher education setting in the United States. Articles that touch on education in non-public school insofar as they may relate to important developments in the wake of the cases are also of interest.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
•             Approaches to teaching about religion and outcomes of these approaches
•             Teacher and administrator training
•             Textbooks and curricular materials
•             School board (state and local) initiatives and controversies
Of particular interest are articles examining First Amendment tensions relative to free expression in a time of increasing religious diversity.
Authors should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to the editor, Dr. Michael Waggoner, at mike [dot] waggoner [at] uni [dot] edu . Abstracts will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 1st, 2012. For more information about submission guidelines and instructions, please consult the journal’s website:

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