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ERIC Number: EJ817987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
Insights from Children's Perspectives in Interpreting the Wisdom of the Biblical Creation Narrative
Worsley, Howard
British Journal of Religious Education, v28 n3 p249-259 Sep 2006
In a western educational context that evidences a decrease in the use of the Bible, this research uses qualitative data to offer insights into how children encounter the creation narratives of Genesis I-III. In order to comment on the meaning-making interpretative process that children employ at different key stages of development, the insights of hermeneutic phenomenology and of developmental psychology are used. At each of the British educational Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, children's perspectives are given, alongside a hermeneutical commentary. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom