Religious Education in a Multicultural Europe: Children, Parents and Schools

Religious Education in a Multicultural Europe: Children, Parents and Schools

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Drawing on a major EU-funded research project, this book examines how religious/secular beliefs are formed at school and in the family across different European countries, offering insights into key policy issues concerning the place of religion in the school system and illuminating current debates around religion and multiculturalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349448197
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Series: Education, Economy and Society
Edition description: 1st ed. 2013
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Linda Ahlgren, University of Edinburgh, UK
Silvia Avram, University of Essex, UK
Mary Darmanin, University of Malta, Malta
Merike Darmody, Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland (ESRI); Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Christa Dommel, Dortmund University, Germany
Jaap Dronkers, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Etaoine Howlett, University College Cork, Ireland
Goedroen Juchtmans, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Kathleen Lynch, University College Dublin, Ireland
Maureen Lyons, University College Dublin, Ireland
Gillean McCluskey, University of Edinburgh, UK
Ides Nicaise, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Sheila Riddell, University of Edinburgh, UK
Bert Roebben, Dortmund University, Germany
Emer Smyth, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Ireland; Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Elisabet Weedon, University of Edinburgh, UK

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables vi

Acknowledgements viii

Notes on Contributors ix

1 Introduction Emer Smyth Merike Darmody Maureen Lyons 1

2 Religion and Schooling: The European Context Silvia Avram Jaap Dronkers 15

3 Religious Education in Primary Schools in Scotland: Consensus or Uneasy Truce? Sheila Riddell Elisabet Weedon Linda Ahlgren Gillean McCluskey 37

4 The Material and Symbolic Cultures of the Everyday: Religion in Maltese Primary Schools Mary Darmanin 69

5 Children's Agency and Religious Identity in Irish Primary Schools Emer Smyth Merike Darmody Maureen Lyons Kathleen Lynch Etaoine Howlett 101

6 Religion and Immigration: The Acculturation Attitudes of Muslim Primary School Children Attending Flemish Schools Goedroen Juchtmans Ides Nicaise 132

7 Education as Negotiation: Discovering New Patterns of Religious Identity Formation in Germany Bert Roebben Christa Dommel 164

8 Conclusions Emer Smyth Merike Darmody Maureen Lyons 202

Index 210

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