Religious Education in Public Schools

Lavinia Stan and Lucian Turcescu

in Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romania

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780195308532
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785728 | DOI:

Series: Religion and Global Politics

  Religious Education in Public Schools

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The place of religion in the Romanian education system is a bone of contention, although religious instruction in public schools remains the churches’ most important accomplishment. The chapter examines how relevant legislation conforms to democratic standards, presents pre‐university religion textbooks used by Orthodox and Roman Catholic children, investigates demands to ban Darwinist theory from biology curricula, and comments on the drive to introduce religious symbols in public schools on a permanent basis.

Keywords: religion and politics; religious instruction

Chapter.  11125 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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