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Title:Teaching and Learning about Religion in Schools: Responses from a Participation Action Research Project
Authors:Ferguson, Rene
Roux, Cornelia
Year:2004
Periodical:Journal for the Study of Religion
Volume:17
Issue:2
Pages:5-23
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:religious education
Education and Oral Traditions
Religion and Witchcraft
Abstract:This paper presents the results of an analysis of data obtained from a participation action research project conducted in 2001 and 2002 with the cooperation of selected teachers of schools in Gauteng, the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape (South Africa). The participating teachers were guided by the researchers to develop and reflect upon the introduction of innovative strategies pertaining to teaching and learning about religions and values in a multicultural society in their own particular educational contexts. The resultant data reveal the potential problems regarding religion in various educational settings, but also emphasize that the possibilities far outweigh the problems. Almost all of the participating teachers commented on a greater awareness of the beliefs of others, an improvement in social interaction amongst their learners and a general increase in respect for and acknowledgement of one another as a result of including religion in their learning programmes. Bibliogr., note, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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