MIGRATION AND PERCEPTION OF RELIGIOUS PLURALISM: A CASE OF TURKISH COMMUNITY IN AMERICA
Marmara University (TURKEY)
About this paper:
Conference name: 15th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 7-9 November, 2022
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:Globalization is generally accepted as the principal characteristic of the modern world. The significant features of globalization are pluralism and multiculturalism. In the emergence of these characteristics, migration has a decisive role in shaping societies toward a pluralist structure. Due to changes in social structure, these characteristics affect education systems and policies in line with the need to regulate curricula in order to have differences accepted as it is considered important to accept differences and learn about them to live together peacefully.
The pluralistic and multi-culturalistic approaches in the educational systems are also crucial for religious education. Because the necessity of gaining mutual/common information about different religious groups is highly emphasized in the curriculum development processes for religious education with the aim to provide a ground for acceptng differences and developing proper attitudes. The aim of this research is to understand the perception of religious pluralism of Turks living in America that is considered as an important example of pluralism and multiculturalism.
250 people have been contacted and agreed to take part in the research.
In this research, it has been attempted to understand the perception of religious pluralism of Turks living in America, which is based on their knowledge of the notion of religious pluralism and their communication relationships with different religious groups in the context of pluralism. It’s also aimed to discuss the development of a religious education program for Turkish migrants taking into consideration the results of the research.
Keywords: Migration, Religious Education, Curriculum, Pluralism.