|dc.contributor.author||Van der Merwe, Izak Jozua Minnaar||
|dc.description||Thesis (MEd)--PU vir CHO, 1981||
|dc.description.abstract||This study has been an attempt to identify the most important
problems associated with Religious instruction and other religious matters in white schools in the Transvaal. The crux
of the matter is that children with different religious and
ideological views attend the same provincial schools, which
gives rise to certain problems .in the teaching' situation, especially as far as Religious instruction and other religious
matters are concerned.
In an attempt to offer a solution to this problem, the following hypothesis was formulated: the application of the principle of religious and ideological differentiation in education
in white schools in the Republic of South-Africa will ensure
that no problems in connection with Religious instruction and
other religious affairs will he encountered.
The following steps were taken to verify the hypothesis:
firstly, a scriptural fundamental standpoint w.as adopted in
connection with the position of Religious instruction at school
as well as the Christian Protestant attitude towards dissenters. In education the Christian Protestant attitude towards
dissenters is determined by the general accepted point of view
that all people are equal, but that each person is unique in
every aspect and that education should cater for every person
through differentiation. Hence religious and ideological differentiation is anthropologically justifiable.
Historical research revealed several factors which gave rise
to Act 39 of 1967 being promulgated and the acceptance of
Ordinance 29 of 1953 of Transvaal. A fact which was revealed
by this research is that there are two distinct trends of
thought in South African education, namely one based on the
principle of Christian national education and a liberal trend
which propagates and promotes a neutral, undogmatic education.
Closer analysis of the laws concerned and the ordinance referred to exposed a contradiction which makes true Christian education impossible. Since Ordinance 29 of 1953 stipulated that
all dogma is prohibited in schools, it makes the Christian
dogma likewise undesirable and is thus in direct contrast with
Act 39 of 1967.
A comparison with Religious instruction in the Netherlands and
England revealed certain problems in these countries and that
some of these problems corresponded closely with those in
South Africa, especially in the Transvaal.
After all problems had been identified and the hypothesis tested by deliberation, the conclusion was drawn that the application of the principle of religious and ideological differentiation in education/schools is the only acceptable solution for
most of the problems identified.
Since this research has revealed clearly that effective application of religious and ideological differentiation is no easy matter, further possible areas for research have been briefly indicated.||en_US
|dc.publisher||Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education||
|dc.title||Knelpunte rondom godsdiensonderrigaangeleenthede in Transvaalse skole, prinsipieel gesien||afr