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International Comparative Perspectives on Religion and Education

This book scrutinises religion in education in ten countries. It reveals much about the tension between religion and education in secular countries, and the blending between religion and education in religious countries, such as Iran and Malaysia, as well as secular countries such as the Netherlands. It also shows the important role the church currently plays in education in developing countries, such as Tanzania.

Charl Wolhuter (ed)
North-West University
Corene De Wet (ed)
University of the Free State

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  • 1. Religion in education
    An international perspective
    Corene De Wet
  • 2. Education and religion in Israel
    Blurring the boundaries of “secular” and “religious”
    Yotam Hotam, Philip Wexler
  • 3. Central effects of religious education in Armenia from Ancient Times to Post-Soviet Armenia
    Shelly Terzian
  • 4. The contribution of religious institutions to the development of secular education in Tanzania
    The case of Pentecostal churches in the Dar es Salaam region
    William A.L. Anangisye, Augustino D. Mligo
  • 5. Religion and education in the United States
    Ralph D. Mawdsley
  • 6. Education and religion in the Netherlands
    Bram de Muynck, Siebren Miedema, Ina ter Avest
  • 7. Globalisation, multicultural reality, religious pluralism and religious aspects of intercultural education in preschool and elementary school education through the viewpoint of Greek teachers and parents
    Maria Sakellariou
  • 8. Power relations in the history of religious education in Brazil
    The need to develop anti-discriminatory practices
    Andreia Lisboa de Sousa
  • 9. Religion and education
    A South African perspective
    Flip Louw
  • 10. Religion and education Japanese cases
    Latent issues
    Shin ‘ichi Suzuki
  • 11. Malay is Malay, non-Malay is non-Malay, and never the twain shall meet
    A critical analysis of religion and education in Malaysia
    Seng Piew Loo
  • 12. Education and religion in Iran
    An annotated bibliography
    Shahrzad Kamyab

Author Biographies

Corene De Wet, University of the Free State

School of Open Learning

Yotam Hotam, University of Haifa

The Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society

Seng Piew Loo, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education

May 31, 2014

Details about the available publication format: PDF

ISBN-13 (15)
Date of first publication (11)

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ISBN-13 (15)
Date of first publication (11)
Physical Dimensions
175mm x 245mm