ERIC Number: ED100791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Religion in School History Textbooks in Europe.
Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
The need to improve the presentation of religion in secondary history textbooks is examined by this symposium. Religious content, concept formation, and historical accuracy are examined in the report on religion in school history textbooks. A general discussion on the place of religion in the history of mankind offers insight concerning religious concepts and theology. Case studies of six time periods are reviewed to determine the foundations and main forms of the religious phenomenon, tracing its impact on individuals and groups. General recommendations are offered to help correct the problems of the treatment of religions found in textbooks and to suggest that the religious phenomenon be the subject of a joint examination of scholars from various subjects, members of different faiths, and agnostics. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change, History Instruction, History Textbooks, Inservice Education, Religion, Religious Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Theological Education
Manhattan Publishing Company, 225 Lafayette Street, New York, New York 10012 ($7.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Note: Proceedings of the symposium (Louvain, September 18-23, 1972) organized by the Holy See under the auspices of the Council for Cultural Cooperation of the Council of Europe