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ERIC Number: EJ785619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Non-Indoctrinatory Religious Education in Secular Cultures
Copley, Terence
Religious Education, v103 n1 p22-31 Jan 2008
This article identifies different types of religious education, as different countries and cultures provide different rationales for the appearance or non-appearance of religion in the curriculum of their public schools. It examines the nature of indoctrination and four principal ways in which indoctrination operates. The possibility of secular indoctrination is identified, along with the extent to which one type of religious education might be conceived as an antidote against it. It concludes that education about religion(s), as one type of religious education, is entirely consistent with democratic education in the public square. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Language: English
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