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Challenging Religious Education in a Multicultural World

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.

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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 Discrete 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: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
Depositing User: Stephen Bigger
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2007 14:26
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:26

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