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Tackling Controversial Issues in Primary Education: Perceptions and Experiences of Student Teachers

Woolley, Richard ORCID: (2020) Tackling Controversial Issues in Primary Education: Perceptions and Experiences of Student Teachers. Religions, 11 (4). e184. ISSN 2077-1444

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This paper considers the nature and definition of controversial issues in primary education, exploring how they may be deemed controversial in different ways according to context. Drawing on research undertaken with student teachers in their final year of study at universities in England, it explores the issues that they feel apprehensive about facing in their first teaching post and those that they feel it is important to explore with children. It identifies issues relating to relationships, religion and belief and bereavement as being of significant concern, suggesting priorities for teacher training courses and contrasting these with research undertaken a decade earlier.

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The full-text of the online published article can be accessed via the official URL. This article belongs to the Special Issue Teaching Controversial Issues and Religion.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: controversial issues, primary education, religion, student teachers
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Copyright Info: Open access article
Depositing User: Richard Woolley
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2020 09:15
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2020 10:36

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