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Teaching About Christianity in the New RE Syllabus for Worcestershire

Brown, Alan (2009) Teaching About Christianity in the New RE Syllabus for Worcestershire. Project Report. University of Worcester.


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One of the peculiarities of Religious Education during the compulsory years of schooling is that each Local Authority has been required by law, since 1944, to have its own RE syllabus, the content of which has to be agreed by four committees on a syllabus conference: teachers, Church of England; other faiths and denominations and local councillors. As there are now over 150 Local Authorities there are over 150 RE syllabuses. Into this politically created maelstrom was pitched, in the Education Reform Act (1988), the legal requirement that Christianity should be taught and that each syllabus should be reviewed every five years. This event is currently taking place in Worcestershire.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
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This Project Report is published in Issue 3 of the Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (WJLT) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Worcester to disseminate academic articles, project reports and personal perspectives about Learning and Teaching written by staff associated with the University and its partners.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Christianity, Religious Education, RE Syllabus, learning, teaching, Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2010 16:35
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:24

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