A new project for ‘Science and Religion in Schools’ must start from the position of existing curricula and the way in which issues on science and religion are now taught in the context of religious education and other subjects. In the first part of this article a curriculum analysis will be presented which focuses on the issues taught and the ages at which they are dealt with. This analysis refers to the German situation where religious education is a subject in all schools, guaranteed by law and organised in collaboration between the state and religious communities. The educational system in Germany is shaped by the federal political system in which the sixteen states have a major responsibility for both the content and structure of education in schools.
The text is available in "Global Spiral" (Special Extended Issue on Science and Religion in Schools - March 2008):
Global Spiral (Magazine)