Religious Education In A Multicultural Europe

Religious Education in a Multicultural Europe PDF
Author: Emer Smyth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137281502
Size: 47.54 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 215
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Drawing on a major EU-funded research project, this book examines how religious/secular beliefs are formed at school and in the family across different European countries, offering insights into key policy issues concerning the place of religion in the school system and illuminating current debates around religion and multiculturalism.

How Teachers In Europe Teach Religion

How Teachers in Europe Teach Religion PDF
Author: Hans-Georg Ziebertz
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643100434
Size: 52.75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 405
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In 2007, around 3500 teachers in 16 European countries participated in a cross-cultural study of existing teaching procedures in religion and theology. This text shows the results which present different approaches, strategies and ways of thinking when it comes to teaching religion in a multicultural context.

Negotiating Identity And Tradition In Single Faith Religious Education

Negotiating Identity and Tradition in Single faith Religious Education PDF
Author: Inkeri Rissanen
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830980892
Size: 46.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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What kinds of process of negotiation are involved in teaching and studying Islam in a modern liberal context? How can the common aims attached to liberal religious education in contemporary European multicultural societies be pursued in single-faith education? This book contributes to the search for legitimate and successful forms of religious education by presenting results from a case study examining Islamic education in Finnish schools. Finnish Islamic education, in which students study their own religion with aims drawn from the liberal educational paradigm, offers a space for negotiating liberal educational values in an Islamic framework and negotiating Islam in its many contexts. The findings demonstrate the possibilities as well as challenges in educating for autonomy, tolerance and citizenship through religion. The book also gives insights into students' negotiations on diversity and tolerance that are important for all involved in any form of multicultural education. These negotiations bring out distinct challenges in dealing with interreligious, intrareligious and cultural differences, and demonstrate how different understandings of tolerance in different ideological frameworks can cause confusion among students. The results lead to a discussion of the educational needs of Muslim students in contemporary Western societies and the competencies their teachers need.

Learning To Be Norwegian A Case Study Of Identity Management In Religious Education In Norway

Learning to be Norwegian  A case study of identity management in religious education in Norway PDF
Author: Lars Laird Iversen
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830976479
Size: 21.64 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 198
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How are people educated to feel that they are part of a nation? What role does religion play in such a process? In this book Lars Laird Iversen takes a close look at Religious Education in Norway in order to find answers to these crucial questions. The intersection of school, religion and national identity is a hotspot for public controversy, in Norway as well as many other countries. Global flows of ideas and migrants have made religious plurality a fact on the ground in Norwegian city- and mediascapes. Iversen investigates the complexities that arise when the nation-shaping ambitions of Norwegian state curriculum authors meets the diverse group of pupils in religious education classes. The book also provides a theoretical discussion on how religious groups, and other groups with identity claims, should be understood, drawing on contemporary debates between social constructionist and critical realist approaches.

Religious Education In A World Of Religious Diversity

Religious Education in a World of Religious Diversity PDF
Author: Wilna A.J. Meijer
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830971931
Size: 41.16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 209
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This volume brings together a selection of papers presented at the Fifteenth Session of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values (ISREV), which took place in 2006 in Driebergen, the Netherlands, addressing the theme ‘Religious Education in a World of Religious Diversity’. The authors were invited to combine the concept of diversity with the dimensions of temporality, of time and history in reworking their contributions for this book. This temporal aspect is in a sense inherent in educational thinking. On the one hand education as intergenerational transmission has a conservative aspect: tradition being what is actually and presently transmitted from the past and/or what is considered worthwhile to be passed on. On the other hand, acknowledging the activity of students themselves as a prerequisite for any education to happen, brings the open-endedness and therefore the future into the pedagogical arena in terms of development, learning, reflection, edification, et cetera. So, the question answered in this volume is what does this inherent historicity mean for religious education as well as for (the concept) religion and religious diversity? In answering this question the contributions represent the global character of the concern with religious diversity in relation to religious education, and originate respectively from the following countries: Canada (Bhikkhu, English), United States (Moran), Latvia (Ilishko), Russia (Kozyrev), Germany (Pirner), South Africa (Roux, du Preez, Ferguson), Japan (Omori), Australia (de Souza), Turkey (Selçuk), and the Netherlands (Meijer, Miedema).

Towards Religious Competence

Towards Religious Competence PDF
Author: Hans-Günter Heimbrock
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825850159
Size: 28.82 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 291
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In this book, scholars around Europe reflect on the changing role of religious education in a time of growing pluralism in Europe and across the world. The various contributions from different European countries (England and Wales, Germany, Netherlands, and Norway) focus on the debate about the existing multicultural and multireligious situation in European societies. Difference and diversity, especially of religion, is seen as a challenge for education in Europe. The chapters mention trends and common challenges for religious education. As a key term of religious education "religious competence" is introduced. It includes the ability to deal with religious pluralism and differences in a constructive way. It is argued that contextual religious education facilitates a new religious competence. The book also contains detailed information about current developments in the field of religious education in some European countries.

Islamic Education In Europe

Islamic Education in Europe PDF
Author: Ednan Aslan
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien
ISBN: 9783205783107
Size: 18.30 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Aufsatzsammlung
Languages : en
Pages : 548
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There Is A Crack In Everything Education And Religion In A Secular Age

There is a Crack in Everything   Education and Religion in a Secular Age PDF
Author: K. H. (Ina) ter Avest
Publisher: MDPI
ISBN: 303921277X
Size: 32.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 266
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There are two constants in academic and theological discourse throughout history, they are the debate around secularization and the dialogue concerning the intersection of religion and education. Each age has had its debate about modernizing forces that drive concerns of impending secularization. In this publication this theme is approached from perspectives of teachers, of students, of policy makers and situated in a politico-historical context. Aware of the fact that in today’s plural societies one sacred canopy is non-existent anymore, cracks of the sacred canopy/canopies are described, as well as ‘the light that gets in’, the possible and challenging ways out are roughly sketched.

Religious Education Research Through A Community Of Practice Action Research And The Interpretive Approach

Religious Education Research through a Community of Practice  Action Research and the Interpretive Approach PDF
Author: Julia Ipgrave
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830971583
Size: 41.20 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 241
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This book brings together a group of teachers and teacher educators who have researched their own students’ learning in schools and universities as part of the EC funded REDCo Project. Combining the methods of action and practitioner research with the key concepts of Robert Jackson’s interpretive approach, the book illustrates the collaborative research of a group of professionals working together as a community of practice. • Part one sets out the key ideas of the interpretive approach and action research. • Part two reports case studies from individual researchers’ projects carried out in diverse though related settings: different schools, teacher education and local authority teacher training. • Part three traces the ideas of the ‘interpretive approach’, ‘action research’ and ‘community of practice’ across the individual studies. • Part four connects the research with wider themes and findings from the European Commission REDCo Project on religion, education, dialogue and conflict. The book is highly relevant to the work of teachers and teacher trainers in the field of religions and education, to researchers in this field, and to all interested in action research, practitioner research and communities of practice.

Religious Leadership And Christian Identity

Religious Leadership and Christian Identity PDF
Author: Doris Nauer
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825880361
Size: 56.19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Research into the field of religious leadership in relation to Christian identity is highly complex. What is meant by religious leadership? What do we really mean if we talk about Christian identity? And most of all, what is the implied relationship between religious leadership and Christian identity? Is there a necessary substantial relation between both? If so, how has leadership contributed in the past to Christian identity and how will it in the contemporary context stimulate a Christian identity? This book explores and addresses such questions. Doris Nauer teaches theology at the University of Tbingen, Germany. Rein Nauta is professor of psychology of religion at the Tilburg University, The Netherlands. Henk Witte teaches theology at the Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Religious Education In A Plural Secularised Society A Paradigm Shift

Religious Education in a Plural  Secularised Society  A Paradigm Shift PDF
Author: Leni Franken
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830975434
Size: 68.40 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 185
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Many European societies are characterised by increasing forms of secularisation and religious diversity. This results in a paradigm shift with regard to religious education. For a long time, the main aim of religious education was, clearly, to educate children in their own religious tradition. Today, the aims of religious education are much broader: contributing to pupils’ general education (Allgemeinbildung) and preparing them for participation as a citizen in the future, multicultural society. As a result, the following question arises in many countries: how can ‘teaching into religion’ be transformed into or complemented by ‘learning about’ and ‘learning from (the study of) religions’? This book brings several distinguished authors in the field of religious education together to reflect on this paradigm shift. The book is divided into two parts. The first part is rather descriptive and gives an informative and up to date overview of the different discussions about religious education in several European countries. The second part is a normative reflection on the question of how religious education should be organised in plural secularised societies. “This book is very important for the discussion about religious education. Its comparative approach combined with the interdisciplinary dialogue between the different schools in the field of religious education, make this book highly recommendable for everyone who is interested in the state of the art and the future of religious education in Europe.” Didier Pollefeyt, full professor in theology and religious education at the Catholic University of Leuven

Religious Diversity And Intercultural Education

Religious Diversity and Intercultural Education PDF
Author: John Keast
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287162236
Size: 76.56 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 205
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This reference book is intended to help teachers, teacher administrators, policy makers and others deal with the important issue of religious diversity in Europe's schools. The religious dimension of intercultural education is an issue that affects all schools, whether they are religiously diverse or not, because their pupils live and will work in increasingly diverse societies. The book is the main outcome of the project 1The Challenge of intercultural education today: religious diversity and dialogue in Europe', developed by the Council of Europe between 2002 and 2005. It is in four parts: theoretical and conceptual basis for religious diversity and intercultural education; educational conditions and methodological approaches; religious diversity in schools in different settings; examples of current practice in some member states of the Council of Europe.