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AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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Religion and Public Schools: International Perspectives Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit will promote the comparative study of religious education in public schools around the world. By encouraging interdisciplinary research on the ethical, legal, political, pedagogical, and religious issues that arise with the study of religion in elementary and secondary schools, we seek to deepen our understanding of alternative approaches to religion as an academic subject. We also hope to find new ways of responding to the increasing religious diversity in schools and societies and to study the relationship between religious education and citizenship education in pluralistic democratic societies.

Call for Papers: 

‚óŹ Re-Examining the Outcomes of RE -
Given limited resources and competing priorities, educators at all levels and in all disciplines face increasing scrutiny to show the efficacy of their work. Research in recent years has been interpreted to show mixed results for the outcomes of religion education (RE). This CFP invites a reexamination of the outcomes of RE in light of what has been learned from this research. Among the questions that emerge are these: How do we know the impacts of RE? Does RE make a difference? If so, when and how? If not, why not? What are the appropriate or desirable outcomes for RE in our current social and political environment? What contextual variables are important in achieving these outcomes? What practices best support intended outcomes? What assessment measures of RE outcomes are most robust and compelling? What policy implications emerge from our knowledge of RE outcomes and supporting practices? How might religious studies scholars and researchers engage in the public square to enhance the achievements of RE objectives?

Paper proposals are invited that address these or related topics.

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