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Hindu Religious Education
A look at Hindu religious education in India.
# 149089 | 2,716 words | 10 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper takes an in-depth look at religious education in India, focusing on Hindu and Islamic schools. First, the paper gives an overall description of the Hinduism, pointing out that it is more of a religious tradition than an actual religion. Then, the paper elaborates on the central beliefs of Hinduism, particularly reincarnation. Additionally, the paper notes that Hindus generally accept all people regardless of their religious beliefs or anything else about them, making Hinduism one of the most non-judgmental religions on the planet. Next, the paper addresses the current religious educational system in India today, highlighting the Islamic schools. The paper also considers the needs of religious educators and their teacher training which needs to be specifically geared to a religious system. The paper concludes by stating that there are many differences between the way Western schools educate their students and the way that Indian schools educate their students, and there are both good and bad points to each.


Introduction -- Hinduism
Literature Review - Indian Schools, Hinduism, and Islam
Significance of the Study

From the Paper:

"Reincarnation, however, is one of the stronger tenets of the Hindu faith and is found in almost all people who believe in Hinduism or follow that religion (Oxtoby, 2007). It is one of the central tenets that generally does not change despite the other differences that many Hindu people have. Hinduism is mostly seen in India and does not have a specific founder (Van Voorst, 2007). It is believed to have been around since the Iron Age (Van Voorst, 2007). There are a lot of different scriptures that are important to the Hindu people, some which have more significance than others when it comes to how those same people live their lives and handle their joys and their problems on a daily basis.
Something else that is tied to Hinduism is yoga (Oxtoby, 2007). Not all Hindus practice it, and not all people who practice it are Hindu, but that is where the idea of yoga came from. The concern with Hinduism from the standpoint of most religious people, however, is not yoga or the various differences that people who practice Hinduism seem to have."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bashir-Ali. K. (2003). Teaching Muslim girls in American schools. Social Education.
  • Cortes, C. (1986). The Education of Language Minority Students. In Beyond Language: Social & Cultural Factors in Schooling Language Minority Students. Los Angeles, California: Evaluation, Dissemination and Assessment Center, CSU, Los Angeles.
  • Designing inset programmes for Muslim schools. (2003). INSET. Retrieved from http://www. iberr.org/inset.htm
  • O'Malley, M. & Valdez-Pierce, L. (1996). Authentic Assessment for English Language Learners. New York: Addison Wesley.
  • Oxtoby, Willard G. (2007). A concise introduction to world religions. Oxford University Press.

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