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Research in Religious Education: Content and Methods for the Postmodern and Global Era

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis

Author(s): Erik H. Cohen

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: World Jews; Jewish education

Type: Report


Two major trends may be said to define and preoccupy the current generation: globalization and post-modernism. These interrelated phenomena touch all facets of life. Religious education is no exemption. Empirical studies with theoretical bases allowing for comparability are needed regarding the current values, beliefs, behaviors, and knowledge of students, teachers and parents. This article briefly outlines directions for such research in terms of both content and methodology.