This volume deals with the central questions facing the human race – its origin, its features, its goals, its free will – from various perspectives.The numerous multidisciplinary teaching materials included in this volume offer pupils the opportunity to view and analyse humankind from various perspectives. Included are anthropological viewpoints from theology and religion, from philosophy and art, from the natural sciences and humanism.Carefully selected and shortened texts, illustrations, comments and suggestions on teaching these contents are presented and can be employed directly in the classroom.
Author: Holger Zeigan
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Notes Toward a Natural History of Architecture with Special Regard to Those Species that are Traditionally Neglected Or Downright Ignored
Author: Bernard Rudofsky
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
Category: Technology & Engineering
This volume offers an introduction to all questions of teaching Religious Education as a school subject and as an academic discipline related to this subject. The chapters cover most of the aspects that religion teachers have to face in their work, as well as the theoretical background necessary for this task. The volume is a textbook for students and teachers of religious education, be it in school or in an academic context, who are looking for reliable information on this field. The book has proven its usefulness in German speaking countries. This volume is the English translation of the German Compendium of Religious Education (edited by Gottfried Adam and Rainer Lachmann). The present English version is based on the 2012 edition which aims for a most current representation of the field. The background of the book is Protestant but its outlook is clearly ecumenical, and questions of interreligious education are considered in many of the chapters. The compendium continues to be widely used in Germany, Austria and Switzerland - as an introduction to the field and as a handbook for students who are preparing for their final exams. The English edition makes this compendium available to students and colleagues in other countries.
Author: Gottfried Adam,Martin Rothgangel,Rainer Lachmann,Thomas Schlag,Friedrich Schweitzer
Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
Grundlagen und Gestaltungsformen
Author: Ulrike Manz
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
The project “Religious Education at Schools in Europe” (REL-EDU), which is divided up into six volumes (Central Europe, Western Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe), aims to research the situation with regard to religious education in Europe. The second volume outlines the organisational form of religious education in the countries of Western Europe (England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands). This is done on the basis of thirteen key issues, which allows specific points of comparison between different countries in Europe. Thereby the volume focusses the comparative approach and facilitates further research into specific aspects of the comparison.
Part 2: Western Europe
Author: Martin Rothgangel,Robert Jackson,Martin Jäggle
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
contemporary possibilities of religious affirmation
Author: Peter L. Berger
An elderly man shares his life story with his grandson, complete with long, dangerous walks to school, war, love and marriage, and a very special protector.
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Here is offered the complete text in translation, annotated by the German and American editors. The historical context is explained and textual commentary is provided in a Foreword and Afterword.
A Theological Study of the Sociology of the Church
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publisher: Fortress Press
A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America’s best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch—former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum—examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of research and experience, Ravitch critiques today’s most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the feckless multiplication of charter schools. She shows conclusively why the business model is not an appropriate way to improve schools. Using examples from major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, and San Diego, Ravitch makes the case that public education today is in peril. Ravitch includes clear prescriptions for improving America’s schools: leave decisions about schools to educators, not politicians or businessmen devise a truly national curriculum that sets out what children in every grade should be learning expect charter schools to educate the kids who need help the most, not to compete with public schools pay teachers a fair wage for their work, not “merit pay” based on deeply flawed and unreliable test scores encourage family involvement in education from an early age The Death and Life of the Great American School System is more than just an analysis of the state of play of the American education system. It is a must-read for any stakeholder in the future of American schooling.
How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: Basic Books
Author: Tom Flynn,Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Prometheus Books
What is the role of religion(s) in a human rights culture and in human rights education? How do human rights and religion relate in the context of public education? And what can religious education at public schools contribute to human rights education? These are the core questions addressed by this book. Stimulating deliberations, illuminating analyses and promising conceptual perspectives are offered by renowned experts from ten countries and diverse academic disciplines.
Author: Manfred L. Pirner,Johannes Lähnemann,Heiner Bielefeldt
In 2007, 3,500 teachers in sixteen European countries participated in a cross-cultural study "Teaching Religion in a multicultural Europe." The empirical survey researches existing teaching procedures in religion and theology. The book presents the results which are different approaches, strategies, and ways of thinking when it comes to teaching religion in a multicultural context.
An International Empirical Study in 16 Countries
Author: Hans-Georg Ziebertz,Ulrich Riegel
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Berger, an eminent religious sociologist and Protestant believer, attempts to square his own rational side with his religious impulses, bringing a lifetime of professional and personal reflection to bear on the nature of faith, its modern pluralistic context, and its social and individual consequences. A timely guide to the problems of faith for believers and skeptics alike.
The Quest for Faith in an Age of Credulity
Author: Peter L. Berger
Weaving together Jewish lore, the voices of Jewish foremothers, Yiddish fable, midrash and stories of her own imagining, Ellen Frankel has created in this book a breathtakingly vivid exploration into what the Torah means to women. Here are Miriam, Esther, Dinah, Lilith and many other women of the Torah in dialogue with Jewish daughters, mothers and grandmothers, past and present. Together these voices examine and debate every aspect of a Jewish woman's life -- work, sex, marriage, her connection to God and her place in the Jewish community and in the world. The Five Books of Miriam makes an invaluable contribution to Torah study and adds rich dimension to the ongoing conversation between Jewish women and Jewish tradition.
A Woman's Commentary on the Torah
Author: Ellen Frankel
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pascal, Gryphius, Lessing, Hölderlin, Novalis, Kierkegaard, Dostoyevsky, Kafka
Author: Walter Jens,Hans Küng
Category: Literary Criticism