Multi-faith pedagogy in Botswana: response to James Awino’s, ‘defusing indoctrination and fundamentalism through [a] phenomenological approach to religious education: a global polemic with special reference to Botswana'

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This paper is a reply to James Awino's contention made in his recent paper that Religious Education (RE) in Botswana leads to indoctrination and fundamentalism, My argument is that Awino has misread the current status regarding RE in the country. In this paper, I have subjected Awino's paper to critical review and challenge some of the assertions he makes. I end by showing that Awino's conclusions and recommendations are perhaps anachronistic to the crucial developments that have already taken place in the Botswana RE curricula.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-114
Number of pages7
JournalMosenodi: Journal of the Botswana Educational Research Association
Volume12
Issue number1/2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Botswana
Pedagogy
Fundamentalism
Religious Education
Faith
Indoctrination
Curriculum
Critical Review

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