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The Religious Dimension of Intercultural Education
Contributions to a Contextual Understanding
Reihe: International Practical Theology
Bd. 14, 2011, 288 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90085-2
This book explores the religious dimension in intercultural education and states that religion plays a key role in value conflicts and worldview differences in schools in pluralistic societies. Religion is considered having a double role, both as the reason for deep differences in mental mapping and worldviews and as a contributor to intercultural understanding and dialogue. The book discusses the role religion has in education both at an institutional level, in the whole school society, and in Religious Education as a specific school subject. Underlying Western worldviews in subject curricula and subject didactics need to be revealed and contested to increase the benefit of education for all students. It argues for the need of a contextual understanding to help teaching and learning address religious diversity in schools.
Prof. Dr. Heid Leganger-Krogstad is professor in Religious Education at MF - Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo. She educates teachers, ministers and catechists.