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Religious Education in a Plural, Secularised Society


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

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 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

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Contents Introduction Patrick Loobuyck, Leni Franken, Adriaan Overbeeke & Paul De Hert Religious Education in a Religiously Pluralised and Secularised Society Part I: Different Models of Religious Education in Europe Peter Schreiner Situation and Current Developments of Religious Education in Europe Patrick Loobuyck & Leni Franken Religious Education in Belgium: Historical Overview and Current Debates Anna Van den Kerchove Teaching about Religious Issues within the Framework of the French "Laicite" Denise Cush Without Fear or Favour: Forty Years of Non-confessional and Multi-faith Religious Education in Scandinavia and the UK Ina ter Avest, Gerdien Bertram-Troost & Siebren Miedema Religious Education in a Pillarised and Postsecular Age in the Netherlands Wanda Alberts Religious Education in Norway Part II: Should Religious Education be Part of the (State) School Curriculum? Three Normative Views Friedrich Schweitzer Dialogue Needs Difference: The Case for Denominational and Cooperative Religious Education Tim Jensen Why Religion Education, as a Matter of Course, ought to be Part of the Public School Curriculum Paul Cliteur Why Religious Education should not be Exclusively Religious Conclusion Patrick Loobuyck & Leni Franken The Challenges of the Paradigm Shift in Religious Education

Pressestimmen

[...] In het boek wordt interreligieus leren vervolgens begrepen als het leren dialogiseren over de verschillen tussen de levensbeschouwelijke variaties. Het gaat in die dialoog uiteindelijk om het leren van verdraagzaamheid: het leren leven met verschillen en de ander leren aanvaarden en respecteren. [...] - Hugo Durinck in: Narthex. Tijdschrift voor levensbeschouwing en educatie, jaargang 12, nr. 1
EAN: 9783830925439
ISBN: 3830925433
Untertitel: A Paradigm Shift. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Waxmann Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2011
Seitenanzahl: 179 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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