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Researching Non-Formal Religious Education in Europe

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Researching Non-Formal Religious Education in Europe (2019), Waxmann Verlag, 48159 Münster, ISBN: 9783830988564

Table of content

  • Book Cover
  • Imprint
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction (Friedrich Schweitzer, Wolfgang Ilg, Peter Schreiner)
  • 1. The focus on non-formal religious education
  • 2. The need for researching non-formal religious education
  • 3. Aims of the volume
  • 4. The background of the volume: Research on non-formal religious education at Tübingen University and at the Comenius Institute
  • 5. How the volume developed
  • 6. The breakdown of the volume
  • 7. A note of thanks
  • References
  • Youth counts! Mapping Christian youth work in Germany empirically and identifying presuppositions of educationally active congregations (Wolfgang Ilg)
  • 1. The (in)visibility of non-formal education within the Protestant Church in Germany
  • 2. Youth counts – the quantitative study
  • 3. Youth in demand – the qualitative study
  • 4. On the reception of the studies
  • References
  • Catholic religious education in Germany. The sustainability of formal and non-formal learning (Judith Könemann, Clauß Peter Sajak)
  • 1. Starting point, concerns, and design of the study
  • 2. Methodological design of the study
  • 3. Sustainability of religious education – criteria
  • 4. Findings – the contexts of learning
  • 5. Comparing the goals
  • 6. The attempt at a model
  • References
  • The characteristics of non-formal religious education in a folk church. The Norwegian education reform (Heid Leganger-Krogstad)
  • 1. Separation of formal and non-formal religious education
  • 2. Development and evaluation during the grassroot period
  • 3. Development and evaluation in the implementation period
  • 4. The reform in the folk church
  • 5. Summary
  • References
  • Religious education in the Swiss Reformed Churches as a promising hybrid between non-formal and formal education (Thomas Schlag, Rahel Voirol-Sturzenegger)
  • 1. On the situation of religious education in the Swiss Reformed Churches
  • 2. The Comprehensive Catechetical Program (rpg) of the Reformed Church of Zurich
  • 3. How do other regional church projects address these challenges? A brief orientation to other models in Switzerland
  • 4. Outlook and research desiderata
  • 5. Conclusions
  • References
  • Researching non-formal religious education in Islamic contexts. Studies from Germany (Fahimah Ulfat)
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Empirical studies on non-formal religious education in religious communities and mosques
  • 3. Which challenges can be identified?
  • 4. Does the research show an influence of the religious socialization in mosques?
  • 5. Conclusion
  • References
  • Cooperation between Christian youth work and schools in Germany. A research project (Lena Wolking)
  • 1. Cooperation between Christian youth work and state-sponsored schools in Germany
  • 2. Protestant school-related youth work in Württemberg
  • 3. Results of the research project
  • 4. Summary, reception and methodological conclusions
  • References
  • Researching interreligious and intercultural education in German kindergartens. Three empirical projects – their approaches and methodologies (Alexandra Wörn, Golde Wissner, Lena Wolking, Rebecca Nowack)
  • 1. Terminological questions: Kindergartens as places of non-formal education?
  • 2. Project I: Researching intercultural and interreligious education in German kindergartens
  • 3. Project II: Researching interculturally and interreligiously sensitive education in kindergartens. A scientific evaluation of 16 intercultural and interreligious kindergarten projects in Baden-Württemberg
  • 4. Project III: Enhancing interreligious competences for kindergarten teachers in training
  • 5. Conclusion: Analysing the results the three studies
  • References
  • Islamic kindergarten. A controversial debate on non-formal religious education in Austria (Martin Rothgangel, Martin Jäggle)
  • 1. The guidelines as background
  • 2. The commissioned studies on “Islamic kindergartens in Vienna”
  • 3. The doctoral theses of Stockinger (2017) and Brandstetter (2017)
  • 4. Summary and outlook
  • References
  • Researching non-formal religious education in the Orthodox Church. The first empirical study on Sunday Schools in Belarus (Yauheniya Danilovich)
  • 1. Non-formal Orthodox religious education in the Orthodox Church
  • 2. Sunday School as a concept of non-formal religious education
  • 3. Research on non-formal Orthodox religious education
  • 4. The first study on Sunday Schools in Belarus
  • 5. Implications for further research on non-formal religious education
  • References
  • Sunday School and worship activities with children. Empirical findings and perspectives from the Protestant church in Germany (Peter Schreiner)
  • 1. Research design, basic data and preliminary remarks
  • 2. Selected results
  • 3. Summary and perspectives
  • 4. Conclusion
  • References
  • Researching the effects of First Communion preparation. Empirical results of a national survey on religious education in German Catholic parishes in the perspective of religious identity formation (Stefan Altmeyer, Reinhold Boschki)
  • 1. An evaluation study of FCC in Germany
  • 2. Some selected results of the qualitative study
  • 3. Conclusion and discussion
  • References
  • Non-formal religious education: The notion of mini-confirmands in Denmark (Leise Christensen)
  • 1. Church, school and the idea of mini-confirmands: Historical Background
  • 2. Numbers of mini-confirmands in Denmark 1995–2010
  • 3. The findings of the report
  • 4. From 2010 and onwards
  • 5. School reform 2014 and consequences
  • 6. Formal or non-formal religious education?
  • 7. Research in Denmark on non-formal religious education and church matters in general
  • 8. Closing remarks
  • References
  • Profiling confirmation work as a marketing strategy. A case study from Sweden (Per Pettersson)
  • 1. Changing social and religious conditions for confirmation work
  • 2. Confirmation is the major form of non-formal religious education
  • 3. Changed pedagogic ideology and theological understanding
  • 4. Differentiation and profiling of confirmation offers
  • 5. Differentiated confirmation offer in Karlstad
  • 6. Has the differentiation by profiling succeeded?
  • 7. Differentiation of confirmation courses as part of societal differentiation
  • 8. Why is confirmation loosing attraction?
  • References
  • Researching confirmation work in Europe. An example of research on non-formal education (Henrik Simojoki)
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Confirmation work as a field of non-formal education
  • 3. Researching non-formal education: The studies on confirmation work in Europe (2007–2017)
  • 4. Conclusion and perspectives for further research
  • References
  • Researching voluntary commitment after confirmation and long-term effects of confirmation work. Perspectives from Germany (Friedrich Schweitzer)
  • 1. Research topics and questions
  • 2. Research designs
  • 3. Selected results
  • 4. Methodological considerations
  • 5. Conclusions
  • References
  • What happens after volunteering? 10-Year longitudinal research on young volunteers in Finland (Kati Tervo-Niemelä)
  • 1. Background
  • 2. Design and method
  • 3. Changes among volunteers and non-volunteers in emerging adulthood – the case of Finland
  • 4. Discussion
  • References
  • Conclusions (Friedrich Schweitzer, Wolfgang Ilg, Peter Schreiner)
  • 1. Formal, non-formal and informal learning: A critical review
  • 2. Methodologies and research approaches
  • 3. Observations concerning the future development of non-formal religious education
  • 4. Perspectives for future research
  • 5. Outlook
  • References
  • Authors

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