ERIC Number: EJ948291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Interreligious Education: What Would Dewey Do?
Ghiloni, Aaron J.
Religious Education, v106 n5 p476-493 2011
This article explores interreligious education from the perspective of John Dewey's educational philosophy. Keenly aware that twentieth-century individuals and societies would have an expanding plurality of experiences, Dewey proposed a democratic educational philosophy able to account for life in a pluralistic world. Three interconnected themes from Dewey's educational philosophy are applied to interreligious education. The themes are the method, subject matter, and participants of interreligious education. Using Dewey's insights calls into question three aspects of the inter-faith movement: dialogue, doctrine, and sacerdotalism. (Contains 7 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democratic Values, Religious Education, Interpersonal Communication, Social Cognition, Ideology, Intercultural Communication, Intergroup Relations, Intergroup Education, Educational History, Intellectual History, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Principles
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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