Education for All: Where Does Religion Come In?
August 1, 2010
In this article published in the journal Comparative Education, Katherine Marshall examines the complex role of religion in global education provision, with special emphasis on potential avenues for cooperation between religious communities and international agencies. Writing in the context of the Millennium Development Goals and the Education for All campaign, which seek to expand educational opportunities worldwide, Marshall argues that the potential contributions of religion are often under-appreciated. She identifies five areas in which it can play a crucial role: advocacy, service delivery, pluralism-oriented religious literacy, training religious leaders, and addressing the challenging issue of values.