Special issue No 14 (2), 2018 – Religious and Axiological Education in the Post-modern Society


INVITATION - Call for Papers

You are cordially invited to submit an article to the Multidisciplinary Journal of School Education, an open access online journal which publishes research articles, book reviews, and conference reports in all areas of school education. We are now preparing a special issue on Religious and Axiological Education in the Post-modern Society (see below).

We would like to invite you to participate with a paper on a topic of your choice for this special issue. Manuscripts should be sent through our internet platform by logging into it (and if necessary registering first). Each manuscript will be independently refereed by at least two neutral experts in the relevant field.

The deadline for sending the manuscripts for this thematic issue is August 31st, 2018.

Thank you for kindly considering this invitation.

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Religious and Axiological Education in the Post-modern Society
We live and work in times in which civilizations are changing. The pace of social and cultural transformations that were unknown for former generations makes persons committed to the educational processes consider the constant need to adjust teaching contents, methods and forms of these changes.
In the case of widely understood religious and axiological education there is also such a need. Providing that Church Tradition is still unchangeable, the choice of teaching content, their specific “inculturalization”, and their interpretation are aligned strictly with the children and youth socio-cultural determinants. What is more, in the case of axiological education, it is necessary to „discover” values in an erratic world once more.
The scope of the Journal issue is very broad, as it covers, for example, the conditionings of religious and axiological education connected with massive culture and the culture of consumption, with informatics resolution and interactive culture, and with multiculturalism - not only open Europe, but also a  communicatively open world tied together with the World Wide Web. These phenomena and processes bring in enormous problems, for instance, identity problems of youth, and threats for appropriately functioning the upbringing-didactic environment. Thus, teachers face challenges to be taken up to be a competent and competitive source of knowledge in the confrontation of Wiki-information, and to be convincing in the clash with the culture of  entertainment. These challenges appear particularly difficult for religious and axiological education realized in the world of debunking authorities and their fall, in the world of information overload, in the world of faux-truths and faux-facts created in the media, in a world which seems to be ruled by material values, in a world of advertisement which omits the truth criterion.

Prepared by Renata Jasnos and Maria Szymańska