ERIC Number: EJ922155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 47
Global Security, Religion and Education Development: A Crisis for the Field of Comparative Education?
Sayed, Yusuf; Davies, Lynn; Hardy, Mike; Arani, Abbas Madandar; Kakia, Lida; Bano, Masooda
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v41 n3 p415-431 2011
The above title was suggested by the editors of this journal as being an interesting topic for a forum. It is indeed a valuable one to explore, in that while there has been extensive writing on various connections between security, religion and education (e.g. Apple 2004; Griffin 2006; Merry 2007; Davies 2008), situating this within comparative education and seeing it as a "crisis" invites innovative responses. As envisaged by the notion of having a Forum, the contributors for this topic come from very different backgrounds, nationally and occupationally, encompassing the university world, the government world and the practitioner or advocacy one. The five contributors to this forum have taken different stances towards the question, although there are common threads. All would see the intersection between religion and education as not necessarily an unalloyed good for society, and point out problematic issues. All would have a concern about over-generalisation, especially regarding this highly sensitive subject. Yet they have each taken a very different path, and the question has triggered diverse analyses.
Descriptors: Religion, National Security, Educational Development, Comparative Education, Innovation, Advocacy, College Faculty, Government Employees, Generalization
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A