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ERIC Number: EJ884148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
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ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Broadening the Boundary of "Textbooks" for Intercultural Communication in Religious Education
Lee, Boyung
Religious Education, v105 n3 p249-252 May 2010
No one in this global age can teach and learn without engaging one's neighbors. The cosmos's far-reaching cultural flow forces Religious Education scholars and practitioners to be fluent in intercultural communication. Notwithstanding this pursuit, the author finds that one of the obstacles for religious educators is their textbooks' cultural unilingualism. Except for a handful of excellent books by African-American colleagues, there are not many Religious Education books that reference worldviews other than those of White middle-class heterosexuals. In this article, the author reflects on the importance to expose students to various cultural perspectives and experiences and to facilitate opportunities to be engaged in intercultural communication. She stresses the lack of awareness of the reality that there are not many printed materials that introduce people to other worldviews.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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