Education and Religion

Education and Religion

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In most countries, whether secular or otherwise, education and religion are closely interlinked and no matter how hard the state tries, it can be very difficult to remove the ties between them. This book investigates the links between education, religion and politics. The dominant feature in creating a common culture between peoples, each of which has its own distinct heritage and practices, is religion. Globalisation is leading to a redefinition of the state, community and local identity, this latter often perceived as resistance against the forces of unity, whether through culture, economic activity or language. Recent world events have focused attention on the interplay between education, religion and politics like never before. Even more pertinent is the fact that the involvement of politics in decisions about religion and education is often central and impossible to disentangle. Education and Religion covers all the major religious traditions a€“ Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh a€“ and cites global examples throughout the world. It aims to understand the underlying complexities in the struggle to reconcile education, religion and politics in an informative and sensitive way. This book was originally published as a special issue of Comparative Education.but above all they reflect a general commitment to quality education as a general principle, in service to the society. The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) does not consider itself religious, although its leader and founder, the Aga Khan, ... effective and appropriate ways to develop curricula that ensure a level of religious literacy that modern plural societies need. Similar efforts are needed, with some exemplary efforts showing the way, in higher education (witness the Henry R.

Title:Education and Religion
Author:Keith Watson, William I. Ozanne
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-09-13


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