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ERIC Number: EJ981444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
"Ora et labora"--The Use of Prayer in Schooling
Kascak, Ondrej; Gajnakova, Slavomira
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v20 n3 p377-392 2012
This study researches the role prayer plays in a class at a faith primary school in Slovakia in terms of reproducing the traditional elements of school organisation/schoolwork, such as accepting authority, conforming and competing. It looks at non-religious elements of school socialisation as a consequence of the practice of praying. At the same time, it establishes the state of research in the psychology of religion and its limits. It reconstructs the path Slovakia has taken in establishing faith education and religious elements within education in order to reveal the sociocultural background concerning the practice of prayer in Slovak schools. It then presents some of the research findings from the ethnographic study of prayer. Prayer is found to be a strong formal and symbolic element in school socialisation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Slovakia