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IJIET 2016 Vol.6(12): 940-944 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.821

Religious Structure of Child Education Policy in Germany, Poland and UK

K. Heland-Kurzak

Abstract—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.

Index Terms—Confessional, education policy, intercultural, religious education, secularisation.

K. Heland-Kurzak is with the Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education, Poland (e-mail: kheland@aps.edu.pl).


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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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