Researching religious tolerance education using discourse analysis: a case study from Indonesia

Mulya, Teguh Wijaya and Aditomo, Anindito (2018) Researching religious tolerance education using discourse analysis: a case study from Indonesia. British Journal of Religious Education. ISSN 1740-7931

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Complementing existing studies on religious tolerance education which have mainly evaluated interventions using pre–post designs, this article argues that discourse analysis can be a viable alternative methodology for generating new knowledge in this field. To illuminate the potentials of discourse analysis, the article also presents a case study of the application of this methodology in analysing a religious tolerance education project in an under-represented Global South country, Indonesia – where religious conservatism and intolerance are on the rise. Following the contact hypothesis, the project involved students from different religions working on a film-making group assignment about religious tolerance. Three key discourses drawn upon by students in giving meaning to religious tolerance within these films are identified, namely, a discourse of nationalism, tolerant theologies, and romantic love; and their implications are discussed with regard to the promotion of religious tolerance in education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religious tolerance; religious education; discourse analysis; Indonesia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Department > Department of MKU
Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Teguh Wijaya Mulya205905
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2018 07:52
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2021 15:58

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