Η θρησκευτική εκπαίδευση στα Ελληνορθόδοξα Κολέγια της Αυστραλίας
Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek
Please note: this article is in Greek. Religious education in Greek Orthodox Colleges in Australia: The present paper examines the contribution of the Greek Orthodox Colleges in Australia to the faith formation of their students, taking into consideration that today, global and local dynamics place the practice and the notion of religious learning within an entirely new context. The paper accepts the view that students must have coherent, positive ethnic and religious identities, before they can achieve reflective and meaningful national and global identities. The findings demonstrated that Colleges play an important role in the transmission of the Orthodox faith to their students. The core curriculum content in religious education programs reflects the teaching of Jesus and the sacramental life of the Orthodox Church. Also, parents and teachers have strong confidence that Colleges provide moral safety and security to their students and protect them from negative influences (bullying, peer pressure, pornography). The future role of Colleges as mechanisms of Orthodox faith transmission is dependent on their loyalty to Orthodox Christian values.
Greek Research, Greece, Australia, Chrysanthi Kyriakopoulou-Baltatzi
Kyriakopoulou-Baltatzi, Chrysanthi 2009. Η θρησκευτική εκπαίδευση στα Ελληνορθόδοξα Κολέγια της Αυστραλίας. In E. Close, G. Couvalis, G. Frazis, M. Palaktsoglou, and M. Tsianikas (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2007", Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 515-528.