The future of religious education in Europe
Title: The future of religious education in Europe
Citation: Florence : European University Institute, 2015
This small volume covers the entire conceptual range of approaches to religious education in public schools. The papers gathered in this publication cover the conceptual debate on the subject, ranging from a confessional approach to a sociological approach with an inclusive model as the middle-position. The different models diverge on how they define, in the context of public schooling for children aged 6 to 14 years, what religious education is aimed at: is that what should be conveyed knowledge about religion or instead religious knowledge? Should pupils become cognitively equipped to recognize and discuss religious diversity, or should they first become literate in one, presumably “their own” religious tradition?
Table of Contents:
-- I Kristina Stoeckl – Knowledge about religion and religious knowledge in secular societies: introductory remarks to The future of religious education in Europe -- II Robert Jackson – Inclusive Study of Religions and other Worldviews in Publicly-funded Schools in Democratic Societies -- III Valeria Fabretti – Rethinking Religious Education sociologically: A contribution to the European debate and comparison -- IV Joachim Willems – Religious Education and the Student’s Fundamental Right to Freedom of Religion – Some Lessons and Questions from Germany -- V Matthias Scharer, Innsbruck – “Learning Religion” in the Presence of the Other: Provocation and Gift in Public Education
This E-book is the result of a workshop on “The future of religious education in Europe”, hosted by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence on 28 October 2014.
Grant number: FP7/269860
Type of Access: openAccess
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