Dutch Cooperation Schools as Democratic Communities: A Constructive Perspective from Dewey’s View on Democracy in Education

Erik Renkema, André Mulder, Marcel Barnard

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Abstract

In this article, the authors reflect on the results of their previous research at cooperation schools in the Netherlands, where students and teachers from nonaffiliated and Christian backgrounds come together. Dewey’s perspective on educating democratic values is combined with empirical results of this research, answering the question what Dewey’s concept contributes to the reflection on the relation between values and religious education at these schools. This article shows that this reflection and the implementation of value-based religious education offers opportunities for schools that face the challenge of practicing encounter between students from different backgrounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-68
Number of pages12
JournalReligious Education
Volume114
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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