From Library Journal
For the third book in his series on American communities and their schoolsfollowing Growing Up American ( LJ 10/15/78) and The Imperfect Union ( LJ 1/1/83)Peshkin spent two years observing and participating in the life of a fundamentalist Baptist church and its secondary school, researching the relationship between its religious doctrine and educational practice. While he acknowledges his own divergence from fundamentalist views, Peshkin analyzes the contributions of such a school to its participants and the paradoxical place of the institution within a pluralistic society. Fundamentalists may be less homogeneous in their practices and beliefs than the author sometimes implies, but his well-documented research is for the most part objective, perceptive, and fairvaluable for professional educators, as well as interested laypeople. Cynthia Widmer, Williamstown, Ma.
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About the Author
Alan Peshkin is professor of comparative education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. God's Choice is the third in his series of studies exploring American communities and their schools. The other books in the series, Growing Up American and The Imperfect Union, were also published by the University of Chicago Press.