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Teaching About World Religions in Public Schools

A Two-Day Symposium for Educators February 27-28, 2007 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Clark Building
Room 606A
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Los Angeles, CA 90242

Day One: February 27, 2007

 

8:00 – 8:30       Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:35       Welcome and Introductions

                        Michelle Herczog, Ed.D., Los Angeles County Office of Education

8:35 – 9:15       Overview of the California Three Rs

                        Margaret Hill, Ph.D., Director California Three Rs Project

9:15 – 9:30       Break

9:30 – 11:00     Academic Study and Thematic Approaches to Teaching About World Religion in Public Schools

·        Scriptures

·        Traditions and Reform

·        Cultural Practices

Rebecca Moore, Ph.D., Calif. State Univ., San Diego 

11:00 – 11:15   Break

11:15 – 12:15   Hinduism: Roots and Multiple Perspectives

                        Nancy Martin, Ph.D., Chapman University

12:15 – 1:00     Lunch

1:00 – 2:00       Buddhism: Common Roots and Multiple Perspectives

                        Robert Buswell, Ph.D., UCLA

2:00 – 2:15       Break

2:15 – 3:30       Classroom Applications

·        Middle School: Helene Stevenson and Bucky Schmidt, Holmes Middle School, LAUSD

·        High School: Mary Hawkins and Jonathan Weil, LACIS

 

Day Two: February 28, 2007

 

8:00 – 8:30       Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:35       Welcome

                        Michelle Herczog, Ed.D., Los Angeles County Office of Education 

8:30 – 10:30     Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Roots and Multiple Perspectives

                        Carol Bakhos, Ph.D., UCLA

10:30 – 10:45   Break

10:45 – 11:30   Pentecostalism in Latin America and Los Angeles

                        Steve Williams, Ph.D., Calif. State Univ., Dominguez Hills

11:30 – 12:15   Lunch

12:15 – 1:45     Classroom Applications

·        Middle School: Helene Stevenson and Bucky Schmidt, Holmes Middle School, LAUSD

·        High School: Barbara Vallejo-Doten, Millikin High School, Long Beach USD and Jonathan Weil, LACIS

1:45 – 2:00       Break

2:00 – 2:45       Religious Traditions in Our Community: Connections to the World

                        Ben Hubbard, Ph.D., Calif. State Univ., Fullerton

2:45 – 3:30       Reflections

                        Jonathan Friedlander, UCLA International Institute

                        Jonathan Weil, Los Angeles Center for International Studies

                        Margaret Hill, Director California Three Rs Project

           

The Los Angeles County Office of Education is located in Downey near the 105 and 605 freeways. The Clark Building is located at 12830 Clark Avenue, Downey, CA 90242. It can also be accessed off Ardis Avenue.


Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Center for Buddhist Studies, Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Latin American I

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