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Franken, Leni; Vermeer, Paul – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This article reflects on the place of RE in a pillarised education context, taking into account the fact of religious diversity and pluralisation among the school population on the one hand, and the freedom of religion and education of faith-based schools on the other. Particular attention will be given to Belgium and the Netherlands, which do not…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism
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Franken, Leni – British Journal of Religious Education, 2016
In spite of recent tendencies of secularisation and religious pluralism, most Belgian schools are Catholic schools, where Roman Catholic religious education is a compulsory subject. As we will argue, this can lead to a "de facto" undermining of the freedom of religion and education and a shift in the system is therefore required. In the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational History, Cultural Pluralism, Catholic Schools