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ERIC Number: EJ821556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0962-0214
Making Connections for Future Directions: Taking Religion Seriously in the Sociology of Education
Grace, Gerald
International Studies in Sociology of Education, v14 n1 p47-56 Mar 2004
This article argues that a problem for the contemporary sociology of education is that it has operated within a "secularisation of consciousness paradigm". This has limited both the depth and the scope of its intellectual enquiries. Sociological analysis which elides a religious dimension not only presents an over-simplified view of social relations in "the Modern West", but it also fails to make an authentic engagement with many socio-cultural and educational situations internationally, where God is far from dead. The article suggests various ways forward for a reorientation of sociological writing and research. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom