The Religious Dimension of Intercultural Education

The Religious Dimension of Intercultural Education

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This book explores the religious dimension in intercultural education and states that religion plays a key role in value conflicts and worldview differences in schools in pluralistic societies. Religion is considered having a double role, both as the reason for deep differences in mental mapping and worldviews and as a contributor to intercultural understanding and dialogue. The book discusses the role religion has in education both at an institutional level, in the whole school society, and in Religious Education as a specific school subject. Underlying Western worldviews in subject curricula and subject didactics need to be revealed and contested to increase the benefit of education for all students. It argues for the need of a contextual understanding to help teaching and learning address religious diversity in schools.educational goals and the use of methods in RE? ... The concept of teaching the teachers convey and the methods they report using are central to the discussion in this essay. ... Good Practice in Religious Education in Europe: Examples and Perspectives of Primary Schools (MA¼nster / Hamburg / Berlin / London: LIT Verlag ), anbsp;...

Title:The Religious Dimension of Intercultural Education
Author:Heid Leganger-Krogstad
Publisher:LIT Verlag Münster - 2011


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