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ERIC Number: EJ852742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
Contesting Spaces for Implementation: (Im)Possibilities of Religious Education Curriculum Policy for Secondary Schools In Malawi
Sookrajh, Reshma; McCloud, Salanjira
Perspectives in Education, v27 n1 p19-29 Mar 2009
We review spaces of contest in the formulation and implementation of the Religious Education curriculum through an exploration of the understandings regarding the dual-mode Religious Education (RE) curriculum policy for secondary schools in Malawi. Six leaders of nationally organised faith communities in Malawi were interviewed about their understandings regarding the dual-mode RE curriculum policy change and their reasons for such understandings. Using public theology as an analytical and theoretical framework, the findings present the impact of contesting spaces in curriculum policy change and its implications for implementing the RE curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malawi