The Religious Dimension of Intercultural Education

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Heid Leganger-Krogstad

Contributions to a Contextual Understanding

ISBN 978-3-643-90085-2
Band-Nr. 14
Jahr 2011
Seiten 288
Bindung broschiert
Reihe International Practical Theology

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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.