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The ambiguous embrace : government and faith-based schools and social agencies

Author: Charles Leslie Glenn
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
Series: New forum books.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Glenn builds a case for faith-based organizations playing a far more active role in American schools and social agencies. He shows that they could do so both while receiving public funds and while striking a workable balance between accountability and autonomy."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Leslie Glenn
ISBN: 0691048525 9780691048529 069109280X 9780691092805
OCLC Number: 41531844
Description: xii, 315 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Peter L. Berger --
Mediating Structures --
School Choice --
Norm-Maintaining Institutions --
Reaching Out to Civil Society --
Challenges to the Welfare State --
The Inescapable Welfare State --
Bureaucratic Ineffectiveness --
Overstepping the State's Appropriate Limits --
Government and Education --
The State's Appropriate Role --
What the Civil Society Strategy is Not --
Administrative Decentralization --
Market Strategies --
Organizational Flexibility --
The Promised Contribution of Voluntary Associations --
Voluntary Associations Under Pressure --
The Religious Factor --
Dangers Ahead? --
Controlling Faith-Based Institutions to Death --
Self-Betrayal on the Part of Voluntary Organizations --
Strings without Money --
The Stakes in Government Oversight --
Oversight of Faith-Based Schools --
Faith-Based Schools That Resist Oversight --
The Scope of Government Regulation of Nonpublic Schools --
The United States --
Western Europe --
Interlude: Teen Challenge --
How Close an Embrace? --
Three Ways of Understanding Government's Relationship to Religion --
Outside the Wall of Separation --
Faith-Based Social Services: Where the Wall Is Not So High --
Schools: The Unhappy Exception --
The Double Bind Created by "Pervasively Sectarian" Analysis --
New Cracks in the Wall of Separation --
Funding with Government Oversight --
How Much Oversight? --
Modes of Funding --
Contracting --
Charitable Choice --
France --
Vouchers --
Child Care Vouchers --
School Vouchers in Milwaukee --
The Voucher Debate.
Series Title: New forum books.
Responsibility: Charles L. Glenn ; with a foreword by Peter L. Berger.
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This text shows that faith-based schools and social agencies have been effective. However, many oppose public funding of religious institutions, either because it threatens the constitutional  Read more...

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"[T]houghtful and thought provoking."--Raymond Rohrer Roberts, "Christian Century"

 
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