Journal article

Shaking religious education: A new look at the literature

Barbara Kameniar

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

This article offers an analysis of religious education practice through the literature that informs it. It engages Derrida's critique of the "metaphysics of presence" (1982a) to develop a theoretical framework for a new look at the ways in which different approaches to religious education represent religion and racial difference. The article specifically examines literature that has impacted mainstream Christian and "secular" religious education in South Australia from the 1970s until today. The article concludes by proposing a new approach to racial, cultural, and religious difference in religious education - one that begins to understand religious education's engagement with Others in term..

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