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Early Education (Religious)
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[German Version]

Early education, also called elementary education (or pre-school education), refers to the pedagogically thought-through instruction of children before they start school. The questions arising from early religious education provide exemplary insights into its fundamental importance, but also into its manifold problems. As long as religious education (VII) was primarily concerned with the cognitive appropriation of tradition, interest in early education remained limited. With the growing awareness of the religious character o…

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Harz, Frieder, “Early Education (Religious)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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