Religion in the Curriculum in the Post-Modern Era: Why Young People Should Know about Religion?
In this paper the author presents research into the role of religion in the modern world and attempts to answer the question why students should know about religion, and particularly why religion should be taught in schools. He also presents research into young people’s perspectives on the role of religion in European school systems while at the same time offering a justification for compulsory Religious Education. The arguments are based on international and European legislation, experiences of different countries and the findings of two different researches in Greece published for the first time. Furthermore, the author offers a proposal for compulsory Religious Education which is necessarily based on the constructivist theory according to pedagogical practice in Europe. Finally, the paper stresses the existence of the right to withdraw from Religious Education and the author illustrates the consequences of such a practice.
Marios Koukounaras Liagis
International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE)
Κύρια θεματική κατηγορία:
Εκπαίδευση – Αθλητισμός