Literature

The future of religious education in Europe

This small volume covers the entire conceptual range of approaches to religious education in public schools. The papers gathered in this publication cover the conceptual debate on the subject, ranging from a confessional approach to a sociological approach with an inclusive model as the middle-position.


Religious Education in the Russian Federation: The Interpretive approach to ‘Spiritual & Moral’ Education in St. Petersburg

Fedor Kozyrev outlines a hermeneutical approach to spiritual and moral education developed in St. Petersburg, utilising concepts from Robert Jackson’s interpretive approach, combining these with ideas from Trevor Cooling, Michael Grimmitt and John Hull, together with Kozyrev’s own contribution.


Contribution of Human Rights Education to building peaceful coexistence in schools based on democracy and solidarity

The document begins by examining the meaning and ultimate purpose of human rights education (HRE) and the reasons why it should be included in official curricula as well as in the management and daily life of schools. Given the acute problems of contemporary societies, this paper emphasizes that the critical goals of the education process must be learning to be and learning to live together, and it analyzes how HRE can help to attain these goals. It then presents a detailed analysis of the contribution of HRE to building peaceful coexistence based on democracy and solidarity, and to preventing or reacting to various forms of violence that may occur in schools.


Curriculum development and review for Democratic citizenship and HRE

The strengthening of education policies in the fields of education for democratic citizenship and human rights lies at the very heart of the work of the Council of Europe, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the Organization of American States. These organisations have jointly produced this publication in order to support their member and participating states’ commitment to fostering citizenship and human rights education and improving access to qualit


The politics of diversity in Europe

The essays collected here are embedded in 10 different national contexts. They track dimensions of 'diversity' in education, social services, jurisprudence, parliamentary proceedings and employment initiatives, and assess their significances for the social actors who must negotiate these frameworks in their daily experience.


Ramadan - a Swedish tradition

This chapter is an introduction to a book in Swedish called: Ramadan-a Swedish tradition. It gives an overview of the history of Muslim immigration to Sweden and also introduces Ramadan. Then it gives short descriptions of the different chapters, where scholars of the study of Religions describe how Ramadan is acknowledged in different Muslim communities in Sweden.


Guidelines on Human Rights Education for Health Workers

Considering the central of health workers in safeguarding human rights, the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) has produced Guidelines on Human Rights Education for Health Workers in the framework of the objectives of the United Nation’s World Programme for Human Rights Education and its Second Phase (2010 to 2014).


‘Public Islam’ and the Nordic Welfare State: Changing Realities?

In this special issue, the Tidsskrift for Islamforskning has brought the spotlights to the analysis of Islamic institutions and values in the context of the Nordic welfare state.



Change - Handbook for History Learning and Human Rights Education

There is a growing interest among practitioners and within the scientific community in exploring the interrelation between history learning and human rights education. The idea behind this handbook is to further develop existing inspiring practices and to make them available for a wider audience.


The EWC Statement Series - First Issue 2011

This is the first issue of the EWC Statement Series, a collection of expert statements, which have been regularly published since the beginning of 2010, on the EWC homepage. Scholars and other education professionals have been invited to publish their views on current research and scholarly debates in the field of Education for Human Rights (HRE), Democratic Citizenship (EDC) and Intercultural Understanding (ICE).


David Cameron’s Munich speech, 'multiculturalism', and education about religions and beliefs

Robert Jackson responds to British Prime Minister David Cameron's representation of multiculturalism, noting that cultural groups are constantly changing, complex and heterogeneous, exhibiting much diversity and some tension over issues such as identity. The representation of religions is equally complex.


EWC Statements

The EWC Statement Series is a collection of expert statements, which have been regularly published since the beginning of 2010, on the EWC homepage. Scholars and other education professionals have been invited to publish their views on current research and scholarly debates in the field of Education for Human Rights (HRE), Democratic Citizenship (EDC) and Intercultural Understanding (ICE).


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