—European countries differ tremendously in terms
of religious education. The presence of religion in school is
determined by the relationship between the state and church
related. This article traces the contemporary differences in
religious education in Germany, Poland and the UK. Intensive
work on religious education in the UK led to compulsory
religious education, but differently comprehended than the
traditional teaching of religion, because it focuses on the basics
of different religions and traditions. Germany with two main
religions necessarily create an environment to give the young
person choice in the educational process, meaning the specific
nature of religious education, its scope, form and dutifulness. In
Poland there are various religious communities, and they have
the right to religious education, despite the fact the Polish
schools are mainly of the Catholic religion, as approximately
88% of Poles are Roman Catholic.
—Confessional, education policy, intercultural,
religious education, secularisation.
K. Heland-Kurzak is with the Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special
Education, Poland (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: K. Heland-Kurzak, "Religious Structure of Child Education Policy in Germany, Poland and UK," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 940-944, 2016.