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ERIC Number: EJ809843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
Religion in School, Interreligious Relations and Citizenship: The Case of Pakistan
Leirvik, Oddbjorn
British Journal of Religious Education, v30 n2 p143-154 Mar 2008
The article analyses the relation between religion, education and citizenship as reflected in recent research and current debates regarding religion in Pakistani schools. Following a description of the political context, two different views (one Christian, one Muslim) on the current state of affairs are presented. After a consideration of the madrasa system and its alleged role in fostering intolerance, the article focuses mainly on the role of religion in the curricula of government-run schools. The article ends by considering prospects for reform. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan