Denominational school identity and the formation of personal identity

W.L. Wardekker, S. Miedema

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Three important factors determine the institutional identity of denominational (Christian) schools: their interpretation of the religious truth claim, their conception of the nature of education, and their view of cultural differences as content of education. We investigate conceptually which of these interpretations of identity are consonant with a view of education as a place where the personal identity of students is constructed. We interpret personal identity in a narrative way, as a permanent process of reflexive construction where consistency over time is not seen as an ideal, given the plurality of postmodern culture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-48
Number of pages13
JournalReligious Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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