Robert Jackson, MF æresdoktor


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Robert (Bob) Jackson

Denne teksten ble brukt for å presenterte Robert (Bob) Jackson (f. 1945) da han ble kreert æresdoktor ved MF i 2017. 

Robert (Bob) Jackson is Emeritus Professor at the University of Warwick in the UK, where he founded the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU) in 1994. He was the director of WRERU until 2012, and still an active part of the unit.

Professor Jackson is a leading international figure within Religious Education. His work has been profoundly important for researchers, teacher trainers, policy makers and students – and he has had a major impact on religious education in Norway, through his work and through his network of friends, colleagues and Ph.D.-students now teaching in Norwegian institutions.

Professor Jackson is a leading figure in international debates about religions and education in Europe and beyond, and he has been a leading contributor to the Council of Europe’s work on religious diversity and education since 2002. He is Expert Adviser to the European Wergeland Centre, Oslo, specialising in intercultural, citizenship and human rights education.

He is currently contributing to the dissemination of the Council of Europe Ministerial Recommendation on the religious dimension of intercultural education. His latest book, Signposts: Policy and Practice for Teaching about Religions and Non-Religious Worldviews in Intercultural Education was published in 2014 by the Council of Europe to support policy makers, schools and teacher trainers across Europe in utilizing the recommendation.

Robert Jackson belongs to a number of research networks in Europe and beyond, and he is editor of the Waxmann book series Religious Diversity and Education in Europe. He was Editor of the British Journal of Religious Education from 1996-2011.

Selected works:

2014 ‘Signposts’: Policy and Practice for Teaching about Religions and Non-Religious Worldviews in Intercultural Education, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing.
2014 Religious Education at Schools in Europe. Volume 2: Western Europe, With Rothgangel M., and Jäggle M. (eds.) Göttingen: Vienna University Press/V&R.
2014 Religion, Education and Society: Young People, Religious Identity, Socialisation and Diversity. With E. Arweck (Eds), London: Routledge.
2012 Religion, Education, Dialogue and Conflict: Perspectives on Religious Education Research (Ed.). London: Routledge.
2009 Religious Education Research through a Community of Practice: Action Research and the Interpretive Approach. Ipgrave, J., Jackson, R. & O’Grady, K. (Eds). Münster, Waxmann.
2008 Peace Education and Religious Plurality: International Perspectives. With Fujiwara, S. (Eds.) London: Routledge.
2006 International Handbook of the Religious, Moral and Spiritual Dimensions of Education. (2 Vols) With de Souza, M., Engebretson, K., Durka, G., McGrady, A., (Eds). Dordrecht: Springer Academic Publishers.
2004 Rethinking Religious Education and Plurality: Issues in Diversity and Pedagogy. London: Routledge Falmer.
1997 Religious Education: An Interpretive Approach. London: Hodder and Stoughton.