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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(4), 392-399
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-4-7
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An Exploration of Perceptions and Understanding of the Purpose of CRE and the Consequential CRE Pedagogies in Uganda

Bweyale Josephine1,

1Humanities and Language Education, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Pub. Date: April 15, 2017

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Bweyale Josephine. An Exploration of Perceptions and Understanding of the Purpose of CRE and the Consequential CRE Pedagogies in Uganda. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(4):392-399. doi: 10.12691/education-5-4-7


Religion is a fundamental phenomenon in Uganda. It is perceived to be a foundation for spiritual growth and morals in Uganda. Religious education is thus central in Uganda’s education system. However, this article concerns the perception and understanding of the purpose of CRE as school subject. Using qualitative methods, CRE teachers, priests and document analysis were used to collect data. Research reveals that there is no differentiation between purposes of religion as a faith and CRE as a school subject. The study unveils that the church influences CRE, dictates that CRE follows confessional pedagogies and that CRE should be compulsory.

christian religious education perception pedagogies understanding purposes

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