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The “Affirmative Action Hire”: Leading Inclusively In Diverse Religious Communities, Joanne M. Marshall, Tyson E. J. Marsh Mar 2016

The “Affirmative Action Hire”: Leading Inclusively In Diverse Religious Communities, Joanne M. Marshall, Tyson E. J. Marsh

Education Publications

This case tells the story of a new principal who wants to lead inclusively by including people of all religious and non-religious beliefs. When she questions some of the existing practices in her school, she faces resistance from school members and from the community, who question her identity, her intentions, and her authority. The case is intended for use in leadership courses and highlights some dilemmas of inclusive leadership around religion, as well as those found in the intersectionality of religion, race, and gender.


The New-England Primer, Joanne M. Marshall Jan 2012

The New-England Primer, Joanne M. Marshall

Education Publications

The New-England Primer was one of the first textbooks used in U.S. public schools. It cost two to four pence and was commonly found in colonial households. The first U.S. edition was most likely printed by Benjamin Harris of Boston before 1687, and it was reprinted consistently for the next 150 years. Although its authorship is unknown and its contents occasionally changed across editions, The New-England Primer always contained core elements used to teach literacy and Christian morals, explicitly embedding Protestant Christianity in the curriculum. The earliest existing version in print is the 1727 edition; others have been ...


Protestantism, Joanne M. Marshall Jan 2007

Protestantism, Joanne M. Marshall

Education Publications

Protestantism is one of three major branches of Christianity (the other two being Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy) and is the majority religion in the United States. As of 2004, however, that majority edges just over 50%.


Jim Wallis, Joanne M. Marshall Jan 2007

Jim Wallis, Joanne M. Marshall

Education Publications

The Reverend Jim Wallis is the founder of Sojourners, a Christian community in Washington, D.C., as well as editor of a magazine of the same title that covers social justice issues. He is also the convener of Call to Renewal, a religious ecumenical organization committed to, according to their mission statement, overcoming poverty, dismantling racism, affirming life, and rebuilding family and community. A charismatic speaker and prolific writer about religion and politics, he is often hailed as the voice of the religious left.


Religion And Education: Walking The Line In Public Schools, Joanne M. Marshall Nov 2003

Religion And Education: Walking The Line In Public Schools, Joanne M. Marshall

Education Publications

In recent years religion has moved out of the private sphere and into the public square. Whether it’s the invocation for God to bless America, the sudden interest in Islam, or the tale of Alabama Judge Roy Moore and the Ten Commandments, religion and its impact on our world have become less private and more public. Therefore, teachers who wish to involve their students with the world around them must also address religious topics in their classrooms.