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Religious Education in a Multicultural Europe

Children, Parents and Schools

  • Emer Smyth
  • Maureen Lyons
  • Merike Darmody

Part of the Education, Economy and Society book series (EDECSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Emer Smyth, Merike Darmody, Maureen Lyons
    Pages 1-14
  3. Silvia Avram, Jaap Dronkers
    Pages 15-36
  4. Sheila Riddell, Elisabet Weedon, Linda Ahlgren, Gillean McCluskey
    Pages 37-68
  5. Emer Smyth, Merike Darmody, Maureen Lyons, Kathleen Lynch, Etaoine Howlett
    Pages 101-131
  6. Emer Smyth, Merike Darmody, Maureen Lyons
    Pages 202-209
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 210-215

About this book


Drawing on a major EU-funded research project, this book examines how religious/secular beliefs are formed at school and in the family across different European countries, offering insights into key policy issues concerning the place of religion in the school system and illuminating current debates around religion and multiculturalism.


religious beliefs school system multiculturalism Europe education primary school religion Religious Education research

Editors and affiliations

  • Emer Smyth
    • 1
  • Maureen Lyons
    • 2
  • Merike Darmody
    • 1
  1. 1.Economic and Social Research InstituteIreland
  2. 2.University College DublinIreland

About the editors

Linda Ahlgren, University of Edinburgh, UK Silvia Avram, University of Essex, UK Mary Darmanin, University of Malta, Malta Merike Darmody, Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland (ESRI); Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Christa Dommel, Dortmund University, Germany Jaap Dronkers, Maastricht University, the Netherlands Etaoine Howlett, University College Cork, Ireland Goedroen Juchtmans, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium Kathleen Lynch, University College Dublin, Ireland Maureen Lyons, University College Dublin, Ireland Gillean McCluskey, University of Edinburgh, UK Ides Nicaise, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium Sheila Riddell, University of Edinburgh, UK Bert Roebben, Dortmund University, Germany Emer Smyth, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Ireland; Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Elisabet Weedon, University of Edinburgh, UK

Bibliographic information


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