The “R-Word” Today: Understanding Religion in Secular and Religious Formal and Non-Formal Educational Spaces

Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2018

ISBN: 978-1-83867-416-8, eISBN: 978-1-83867-415-1

ISSN: 1479-3679

Publication date: 27 September 2019

Abstract

Discussion of religion and education continues to evoke conceptions of confessional teaching; however, research and educational practices in recent decades illustrate an expanded understanding that relates to the teaching of, about, and from religion across formal and non-formal educational spaces in secular and religious spheres. An expanded understanding also illustrates various intersections between religion and education that extend beyond religious or non-sectarian instruction, to include everything from the recognition and accommodation of religious student identities in K-12 public school settings, to the internationalization of religious higher education. Drawing on the Comparative and International Education Society’s Religion & Education Special Interest Group’s programing and activities, this paper aims to present a brief summary of trends observed both in research and practice concerning religion and education among educators worldwide, and highlights the place of religion in our growing recognition of intersectionality, one that occurs between academics and the community.

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Chan, W. and Collet, B. (2019), "The “R-Word” Today: Understanding Religion in Secular and Religious Formal and Non-Formal Educational Spaces", Wiseman, A. (Ed.) Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2018 (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Vol. 37), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 43-50. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-367920190000037004

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