M5.3 Religion and Education (Week 14)
This activity allows you to provide a critique of popular ideas around religion and education. The assignment must be completed in three steps as presented below. You must post an initial response to the first part of the assignment before commenting on a post from someone else.
STEP 1: This module introduced two contrasting perspectives on religiosity in the United States: 1) society is becoming more secularized, or, 2) society is becoming more fundamentalist. Which position do you agree with and why? Provide relevant examples where possible.
STEP 2: Like religion, education serves to socialize individuals into learning the norms, beliefs and attitudes necessary to perform adequately in society. Do you think that religion and education mutually reinforce each other in U.S. society? Explain your answer and cite references to support your points where applicable.