Religious Education in Asia: Spiritual Diversity in Globalized Times (Hardcover)

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Religious Education in Asia: Spiritual Diversity in Globalized Times (Hardcover)

By Kerry J. Kennedy (Editor), John Chi-Kin Lee (Editor)

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The book examines ancient religious traditions and modernity in a globalized Asia that is as much in need of a moral compass as it is economic development. Religious education has been an aspect of many societies over time and irrespective of culture. Yet as globalization advances local values are challenged every day by internationalized discourses and global perspectives. It is this context that provides the rationale for this edited book. It seeks to understand what forms religious education takes in Asian contexts and what role it continues to play. On the one hand, the societies which are the subject of this book reflect ancient religious traditions but on the other they are responsible for a significant portion of the world's economic development.

The book will appeal to researchers interested in the current state of religious education in Asia, policymakers with responsibility for religious education and teachers who practice religious education on a daily basis.

Kerry J. Kennedy is an emeritus professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Advisor (Academic Development) at The Education University of Hong Kong. He is also a distinguished visiting professor in Curriculum Studies in the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg.John Chi-Kin Lee is Vice President (Academic) and Provost, UNESCO Chair in Regional Education Development and Lifelong Learning, Chair Professor of Curriculum and Instruction as well as Director of Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK).
Product Details ISBN: 9780367336998
ISBN-10: 0367336995
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 29th, 2020
Pages: 216
Language: English