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History, Remembrance and Religious Education


Edited By Stephen G. Parker, Rob Freathy and Leslie J. Francis

How should the Holocaust be taught in schools, and to what end? What role should religious education play in recounting and remembering this human catastrophe? How has the nature and purpose of religious education changed and developed over time? What contribution should religious education make to identity formation, particularly regarding the role of memory, heritage and tradition? The scholarly reflections in this volume, drawing upon historical, theoretical and empirical perspectives, provide insights into past, present and potential future developments in religious and values education in a range of national contexts, including Germany, Israel, Norway, Canada and South Africa. The chapters fall under three headings: fostering a culture of remembrance; historical perspectives on religious education; and history, tradition, memory and identity. Together they form a unique collection of international perspectives upon these interlocking themes.
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A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data:

History, remembrance and religious education / Stephen G. Parker, Rob Freathy and Leslie J. Francis [editors].

  pages cm. -- (Religion, education, and values : 7)

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 978-3-0343-1720-7 (alk. paper)

1. Religious education--Cross-cultural studies. 2. Collective memory--Cross-cultural studies. 3. Group identity--Cross-cultural studies. 4. Moral education--Cross-cultural studies. I. Parker, Stephen G., 1965- II. Freathy, Rob. III. Francis, Leslie J.

BV1471.3.H57 2014


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