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ERIC Number: EJ865890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Learning to Talk: Conversation across Religious Difference
O'Keefe, Theresa
Religious Education, v104 n2 p197-213 Mar-Apr 2009
Bringing adults to speak about their religious belief and practice requires moving beyond what is deemed socially polite. Yet the plural nature of U.S. society increasingly demands that adults develop just such conversational capacities. This article offers a description of conversation as suggested by Nicholas Burbules, and reports on the findings of a qualitative research study set in an adult interreligious learning project involving Roman Catholics and Conservative Jews. This article reports on the study's primary finding, that conversation across difference is a learned activity, and suggests educational strategies for promoting conversation among learners. (Contains 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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