Interpreting Christ to Children in Parish Education

Margaret A. Krych

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1983

Issue: The Work of Christ (Vol. 3, No 1, Winter, 1983)

Gone are the days when religious education was simply a matter of deciding what one believed about Christ and then imparting that knowledge in simple monosyllables to children. Worldwide research in cognitive development, replicating and refining the work of Jean Piaget, has shown that the gradual development of the brain to maturity causes children to think in qualitatively different ways from adults. Therefore, we have had to reconsider ways to interpret Christ to children.

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