Uneasiness over religious education in public scholls

The article presents the findings of a research conducted in 14 state public schools in Rio de Janeiro, aiming to analyze the process of implementing confessional Religious Education as a regular discipline. The testimony of 96 teachers shows that, despite the support granted to the discipline, its confessional nature causes uneasiness in the schools. The study shows also that teachers' acceptance of the discipline was based on the expectation of social control reinforcement.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION; PUBLIC SCHOOL; RIO DE JANEIRO


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