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ERIC Number: EJ817973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
Diversity and the Political Function of Religious Education
Skeie, Geir
British Journal of Religious Education, v28 n1 p19-32 Jan 2006
Questions about the relationship between religion and politics are discussed with particular focus on the consequences for religious education. Norway is taken as an example of a country where increasing cultural diversity challenges traditional politics of religion. In the present climate of conflicting views on the role of religion in politics, religious education is higher on the political agenda in many European countries, but it is unclear which path the governments choose to follow. For religious educators it is important to engage critically in the political debate about religion, and to show a basic political loyalty towards the education of the individual child and towards improving the lifeworld of children. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway