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ERIC Number: EJ915295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
The "Contextual Setting Approach": A Contribution to Understanding How Young People View and Experience Religion and Education in Europe
Knauth, Thorsten; Kors, Anna
British Journal of Religious Education, v33 n2 p209-223 Mar 2011
This publication focuses on pupils' attitudes towards religion in school, having specific regard to four key issues of the religious pedagogical debate: the role of religion in school, the content of learning, teachers' religiosity and learning models. It draws on the results of the qualitative study within the international research project REDCo: "Religion in Education. A Contribution to Dialogue or a Factor of Conflict in Transforming Societies of European Countries?" carried out in eight European countries. Based on a European comparison, in terms of the four issues identified above, we aim to interpret the findings by introducing a "contextual setting approach". The assumption is that the similarities and differences among the pupils who contributed to a qualitative study (over 1000) are highly influenced by the particular contextual setting of religious education--that is the way in which religion/religious education is shaped according to national/regional traditions, structures, etc.--and that this is the case, especially in terms of their attitudes towards religion in the school environment. (Contains 3 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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