Bigger, Stephen (1995) Challenging Religious Education in a Multicultural World. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 16 (2 ). pp. 11-18. ISSN 1361-7672
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This paper both challenges religious education in the UK to embrace issues of value, equality and anti-racism, and also encourages teachers and schools to ensure that religious education is challenging to pupils. It demonstrates the importance of focusing teacher training more on how the subject is taught and less on content, seeing religious education as a process rather than a body of knowledge. It asserts the importance of open dialogue and respect, to produce religious education which edifies pupils from all faiths as well as those with no religious allegiance.
This is reproduced with permission (this issue predated the adoption of JBV by Taylor & Francis). An updated postscript has been added, copyright Stephen Bigger, 2007.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||religious education, multicultural education, anti-racism, thinking skills, values|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum|
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Divisions:||Academic Departments > Institute of Education|
|Deposited By:||Stephen Bigger|
|Deposited On:||20 Jun 2007 15:26|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2010 06:00|
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