TEACHING FOR TOLERANCE, RESOURCES
Teaching for tolerance and freedom of religion or belief: resources - teachers tips, visions, models and methods
The material presented below has been compiled either by Oddbjørn Leirvik, earlier T4T project manager at the Oslo Coalition, or by partners of the Oslo Coalition such as UNESCO and the International Association for Religious Freedom, or by other bodies concerned with tolerance edcuation such as the European Council.
We must always be aware that education for tolerance is only a part of a wider spectrum of education for human rights and education in peace competence. Competence in peace is a combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes. Knowledge alone is insufficient: we also need to look at how teachers inspire the right attitudes in their pupils, both by their own examples and through the educational methods they choose; and we need to look at how teachers can train up the skills their pupils will need in order to practice tolerance, and actively manage their own conflicts and attitudes.
With this in mind, we are always interested in adding new resources to the website. If you have information, links, interesting documents or other resources about curriculum models, educational projects and pedagogical approaches that you would like to add to this webpage, please contact email@example.com.Click for:
books and booklets, visions, interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural education, interfaith education, values education, human rights and religion and belief, peace education, history education, classroom tips. regional overviews and country reports,
Books and booklets
- Teaching for Tolerance in Muslim Majority societies (eds. Recep Kaymakcan and Oddbjørn Leirvik). Istanbul: Centre for Values Education in cooperation with the Oslo Coalition. See contents and preface.
- Intercultural Education and Religious Plurality(eds. Robert Jackson and Ursula McKenna). Oslo Coalition Occasional Papers 1, October 2005 (78pp). See review by Brian Gates and review by Joyce Miller.
- Religion and Schooling in Open Society: A Framework for Informed Dialogue., Zdenko Kodelja and Terrice Bassler, 2004.
Booklet in pdf-format.
- Project for interreligious consultations for creating educational strategies, IARF, 2004.
- Education for Tolerance. Religion and Conflict in Europe, Janne Haaland Matlary, 2004.
- The religious dimension of intercultural education, The Council of Europe, June 2004.
- How School Education in Religion Can Facilitate the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-discrimination with regard to Freedom of Religion or Belief by Robert Jackson, 2002
- How to follow up on Madrid – Aims and Challenges, Abdelfattah Amor, 2002.
- Reflections on the Madrid Conference, Rosa María Martínez De Codes, 2002.
- Final document, Madrid 2001
- Religious Education in Pluralistic Societies – Aims and Challenges, Ingvill Thorson Plesner, 2001.
- Responses to the United Nation's Study Paper on "The Role of Religious Education in the Pursuit of Tolerance and Non-Discrimination", John Taylor, 2001
- The role of religious education in the pursuit of tolerance and non-discrimination, Abdelfattah Amor, 2001.
- Intolerance is taught and can be untaught, Kofi Annan, UN Press Release, November 2001.
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- Problems and possibilities for relating Citizenship Education and Religious Education in Europe, Robert Jackson and Karen Steele, 2004.
- Me – us – them. On stereotypes, Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, 2004.
- Delicate Balance. A role-play aimed at promoting tolerance and acceptance of the other, Aviva Doron, 2004.
- Multicultural Schooling: Swapping cultures. A UK-based community cohesion project for children and young people, Ameeta Mulla Wattal, 2004.
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- Kath Engebretson: In Your Shoes. Inter-Faith Education for Australian Religious Educators. Connor Court Publishing, 2008.
- Small World Project, Stranmillis University College, Belfast, 2005.
- Intercultural Education and Religious Diversity: Interpretive and Dialogical Approaches from England, Robert Jackson, 2004.
- Inter-faith Education and Turkey, Recep Kaymakcan, 2004.
- Multi-Faith Religious Education In A Religiously Mixed Context: Some Norwegian Perspectives, Halldis Breidlid and Tove Nicolaisen, 2004.
- UNESCO's Interreligious Dialogue Program
- European Project for Interreligious Learning, 2002-2004.
- The Warwick RE Project. An ethnographic and interpretive approach to teaching Religious Education in primary schools in England., Robert Jackson, 2003.
- The Norwegian KRL-subject. A contextual approach to teaching about religion and ethics in primary school in Norway (curriculum description), Oddbjørn Leirvik, 2003. (“KRL”: Norwegian acronym for Christianity, Religion, Life Stances).
- The ICRSA Religion Education Project About the Religion Education project of the Institute for Comparative Religion in Southern Africa, Cape Town - including updated information on current debates and developments regarding Religion Education in South Africa, David Chidester, 2003.
- The Contribution of Religious Education to Religious Freedom: A Global Perspective, John Hull, 2001.
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- Living Values Educational Program, Egypt (June 2007 status)
- Interreligious Education for Multicultural Virtues. An Alternative for the Indonesian Context, Zakiyuddin Baidhawy, 2004.
- Teaching Tolerance through Moral and Value Education. An Experience from Egypt, Kawsar Kouchok, 2004.
- Values in Religious Narratives as Presented in Norwegian RE Textbooks. Focus on Gender and Ethnicity, Halldis Breidlid and Tove Nicolaisen, 2004.
- Research on values education programmes (Project 1: Fostering Spirituality in Late Modernity: Brahma Kumaris in the UK; Project 2: Assessing the approach of Sathya Sai Baba’s followers to young people’s spiritual and moral development)
Human Rights Education, Religion and Belief
- Lifting the Spirit. Human Rights and Freedom of Belief, A topic book for human rights education with 21 lessons, by the University of Minnesota Human Rights Resource Center and the Tandem Project
- The Shared Space of Human Rights and Religious Freedom, Ramola Sundram, IARF, 2004.
- Model United Nations Conferences: Another Approach to Teaching for Tolerance, Respect and Recognition, Michael Wiener, 2004.
- Pedagogical projects of the Centre for Research in Human Rights, Liam Gearon, 2003. The Centre's interests include: Citizenship education, Religious education through citizenship, Human rights education.
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- Educationforpeace.no: devloping skills for a better world, Norwegian Peace Association in cooperation with General Union of Palestinian Teachers, Ramallah. Norwegian, English, Russian, Spanish and Arabic version.
- Youth in Peace Education: A Portal for Interreligious Dialogue and Peacebuilding, University of Montreal, 2005.
- Educating for Culture of Peace in Asia-Pacific Region, Samuel Lee, 2004.
- Obstacles and Challenges in Israeli Peace Education Experience, Ruth Firer, 2004.
- To learn to live together - also a question of methodology, Ruth Firer, 2004.
- Visions of Society and Peace Education in Palestinian Texbooks
- Living in the Holy Land - Respecting differences, Wolfram Reiss, 2004.
- Promoting understanding and tolerance between Moslem, Christian and Jewish youth in the Holy Land (Palestine and Israel). (Link leads to more information)
- Sharing the Past, Sami Adwan and Dan Bar-On, 2003. A project aimed at developing history textbooks that contains the Israeli and the Palestinian narrative around certain dates or miles-stones in the history of the conflict. More extensive project presentation.
- Council of Europe project on History education
- UNESCO's Mediterranean Programme: Revision of History Textbooks, 2001
Practical Classroom Tips and Resources for Teachers from primary schools to collegelevel
- Compass: The EU Commission's "Manual on Human Rights Education with Young People", with 49 classroom activities on human rights.
- Teaching for a better world An overview of educational methods with a database of more than 200 excercises and games, sorted by theme, subject and/or skill to be developed and marked with age group - in Norwegian, English, Arabic, Spanish and Russian, created by Norwegian Peace Alliance in cooperation with the General Union of Palestinian Teachers, Ramallah.
- Delicate Balance, a role-play aimed at promoting tolerance and acceptance of the other, Aviva Doron, 2004.
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Compiled for the Oslo Coalition by Oddbjørn Leirvik and Ingvill Thorson Plesner, University of Oslo