Religious education in a multicultural Europe : children, parents and schools
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- Physical description
- x, 215 pages : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Education, economy and society.
BL42.5 .E85 R45 2013
- Unknown BL42.5 .E85 R45 2013
- Smyth, Emer editor of compilation.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Introduction-- Emer Smyth, Merike Darmody and Maureen Lyons 2. Religion and Schooling: the European Context-- Silvia Avram and Jaap Dronkers 3. Religious Education in Primary Schools in Scotland: Consensus or Uneasy Truce?-- Sheila Riddell, Elisabet Weedon, Linda Ahlgren and Gillean McCluskey 4. The Material and Symbolic Cultures of the Everyday: Religion in Maltese Primary Schools-- Mary Darmanin 5. Children's Agency and Religious Identity in Irish Primary Schools-- Emer Smyth, Merike Darmody, Maureen Lyons, Kathleen Lynch and Etaoine Howlett 6. Religion and Immigration: The Acculturation Attitudes of Muslim Primary-School Children Attending Flemish Schools-- Goedroen Juchtmans and Ides Nicaise 7. Education as Negotiation: Discovering New Patterns of Religious Identity Formation in Germany-- Bert Roebben and Christa Dommel 8. Conclusions-- Emer Smyth, Merike Darmody and Maureen Lyons Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Religion and schooling has become a controversial issue across Europe. But we know little about how these tensions are experienced by children and their families. This groundbreaking book draws on an innovative, comparative study to examine how religious and/or secular beliefs are formed at school and in the family in five countries with very different educational systems (Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Malta, and Scotland). New information on how schools and families influence the development of children's religious identities is presented by placing the experiences of primary school children at the centre of the research, yielding fresh insights into their perspectives on religion and schooling. The book adopts a multidisciplinary perspective, thus providing a more holistic perspective on the processes at play. Importantly, it offers insights into key policy issues concerning the place of religion in the school system, illuminating current debates around religion and multiculturalism across Europe.
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- Publication date
- edited by Emer Smyth, Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland, Maureen Lyons, University College Dublin, Ireland, and Merike Darmody, Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland.
- Education, economy and society
- 9781137281494 (hardback)
- 1137281499 (hardback)