Biblical values and multi-religious education in primary school : problems and proposals
CITATION: Roux, C. 1997. Biblical values and multi-religious education in primary school : problems and proposals. Scriptura, 60:63-69, doi:10.7833/60-0-1488.
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This paper focuses on an apparently inherent contradiction between the concepts ‘biblical values’, ‘Christian values’ and ‘multi-religious education’ in their application to a primary school situation. Some problems related to these concepts are discussed and it is argued that the existence of different value systems in a school community necessitates a special approach in drawing up curricula and implementing them in multi-religious schools. Tentative proposals are made in this regard in order to provide perspective on a newly developing situation in South African school environments.