Dutch RE Teachers’ Voices in the Ongoing Debate on RE in Secondary Education; on Aims and Content of RE in The Netherlands

Gerdien Bertram-Troost*, Taco Visser

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Abstract

There is discussion on how religious education (RE) in Dutch secondary education should look like and what the aims should be in case of a national curriculum. Until now the voice of the RE teachers themselves has not been listened to carefully. Therefore a quantitative questionnaire has been designed in order to study their views. The data show that Dutch RE teachers value RE as a subject which includes many divergent aims and foci. Teachers are of the opinion that also possible national final requirements should leave room for both knowledge and formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-221
JournalReligion and Education
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • aims
  • curriculum
  • Religious education
  • secondary education
  • teachers

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