ERIC Number: EJ1176439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Against the Generation Gap: Thinking "Otherwise" about Adolescence
Penn, David S.
Religious Education, v113 n1 p61-72 2018
Prevailing cultural views of adolescence are the product, this article argues, of a long, multidimensional process of social construction. Employing a double reading of this process, this article analyzes the difficulties religious educators face on account of the reified nature of this social construction. Drawing on philosophical and psychological understandings of human flourishing, this article presents and argues for a different way of thinking about adolescents and the religious congregation's role in religious education.
Descriptors: Age Differences, Role, Religious Education, Adolescents, Philosophy, Church Role, History, Popular Culture, Developmental Psychology, Ethics, Religion
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