Hanna de Jong-Markus

Chapter 7 120 Abstract As schools are to promote social cohesion, trainee teachers must be equipped to deal properly with religious diversity. However, students in orthodox Protestant teacher education programs have limited experience with religious diversity. Therefore, we explored what alumni and teacher educators of a specific orthodox Protestant institute thought was especially helpful in their program. They mentioned very similar aspects to what is generally recognized as significant in the literature. However, the participants in this study primarily applied this to dealing with diversity within the orthodox Protestant community itself. They especially focused on promoting less right-or-wrong thinking and balancing personal and professional beliefs.