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ERIC Number: EJ924009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Public, Social, and Individual Perspectives on Religious Education. Voices from the Past and the Present
Miedema, Siebren
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v25 n1-2 p111-127 Mar 2006
Inspired by Charles Taylor's recent quest for the meaning of religion today, this article concentrates on the question of the meaning of religious education (RE) today. The focus is not so much on the "what" but instead more on the "where" (the locus) and the "how" (the function) of RE. The view on what is held to be a pedagogically tenable position regarding RE is build up by methodologically using a differentiated practical-theological three-course model that distinguishes between the public, the social and the private domain. Developments and tendencies within the three domains are shown in respect with religion as such and RE in particular. It is made clear what this may mean for religious educators and philosophers of religious education today, who conceptualize religious education as an impossible possibility.
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Language: English
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