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Schools and Religions: Imagining the Real, Julian Stern, 2007 (Book Review)

Bigger, Stephen Schools and Religions: Imagining the Real, Julian Stern, 2007 (Book Review). Journal of In-Service Education. ISSN Print ISSN: 1367-4587 Online ISSN: 1747-5082 (In Press)

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This book potentially addresses a real need for schools to come to terms with on a general level – that of encouraging open dialogue both in school and with the community, and treating pupils with respect. Education generally have to come to terms with the religious values of pupils and parents, and have the confidence to know how to scaffold learning based on these values. This interest in ethos and school climate is of great interest to CPD. This book is however not the ideal text for this: its style is not accessible; in another book the author disrespectfully calls pupils “buggers”. It is too focused on the world of religious education, which will confine its readership. However, I hope we do not because of these weaknesses lose sight of the central positive message.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: religious education, diversity, pluralism, dialogue, school
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Education
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Depositing User: Stephen Bigger
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2008 08:33
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2013 18:28

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