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Does Religious Education Work?

James ConroyDavid LundieRobert DavisVivienne BaumfieldL Philip BarnesTony GallagherKevin LowdenNicole BourqueKaren J Wenell

Does Religious Education Work?

James ConroyDavid LundieRobert DavisVivienne BaumfieldL Philip BarnesTony GallagherKevin LowdenNicole BourqueKaren J Wenell

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Society for Educational Studies Annual Book Prize winner: 2nd Prize

This ground-breaking volume draws upon a rich and variegated range of methodologies to understand more fully the practices, policies and resources available in and to religious education in British schools. The descriptions, explanations and analyses undertaken here draw on an innovative combination of policy work, ethnography, Delphi methods, Actor Network Theory, questionnaires, textual analysis as well as theological and philosophical insight. It traces the evolution of religious education in a post-religious age from the creation of policy to the everyday experiences of teachers and students in the classroom. It begins by analysing the way in which policy has evolved since the 1970s with an examination of the social forces that have shaped curriculum development. It goes on to explore the impact and intentions of a diverse group of stakeholders with sometimes competing accounts of the purposes of religious educations. It then examines the manner in which policy is, or is not, enacted in the classroom. Finally, it explores contradictions and confusions, successes and failures, and the ways in which wider public debates enter the classroom. The book also exposes the challenge religious education teachers have in using the language of religion.



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About "Does Religious Education Work?"

Society for Educational Studies Annual Book Prize winner: 2nd Prize

This ground-breaking volume draws upon a rich and variegated range of methodologies to understand more fully the practices, policies and resources available in and to religious education in British schools. The descriptions, explanations and analyses undertaken here draw on an innovative combination of policy work, ethnography, Delphi methods, Actor Network Theory, questionnaires, textual analysis as well as theological and philosophical insight. It traces the evolution of religious education in a post-religious age from the creation of policy to the everyday experiences of teachers and students in the classroom. It begins by analysing the way in which policy has evolved since the 1970s with an examination of the social forces that have shaped curriculum development. It goes on to explore the impact and intentions of a diverse group of stakeholders with sometimes competing accounts of the purposes of religious educations. It then examines the manner in which policy is, or is not, enacted in the classroom. Finally, it explores contradictions and confusions, successes and failures, and the ways in which wider public debates enter the classroom. The book also exposes the challenge religious education teachers have in using the language of religion.


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Meet the Authors

David Lundie

David Lundie is Senior Lecturer in Education at Liverpool Hope University, UK.

Robert Davis

Robert Leon Davis was a respected police officer in New Orleans, who became involved in crime and fled arrest, living rough in the backwoods of America and Canada for over two decades before handing himself in. He now has an extensive speaking and teaching ministry.

Vivienne Baumfield

Vivienne Baumfield is Professor of Pedagogy, Policy and Innovation at the University of Glasgow, UK. She is editor of the British Educational Research Journal and British Journal of Religious Education.

Tony Gallagher

Tony Gallagher is Professor of Education and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Queen's University Belfast, UK, where he was previously Head of the School of Education.

Kevin Lowden

Kevin Lowden is a Research Fellow at the Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE) Centre, School of Education, University of Glasgow, UK.

Nicole Bourque

Nicole Bourque is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Glasgow, UK.

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: Methodological And Structural Questions 1. Methodological Considerations: Learning From The Inside 2. The Strange Position Of Education In Religion In Contemporary Political Culture 3. The Complexities Of Uk Policy And Practice 4. Conceptual Questions, Confusions And Challenges Part Ii: The Substance Of Religious Education 5. Citizenship And Committed Pluralism: The Place Of The 'other' In Re's Social And Civic Aims 6. Religious Education And The Nature Of Texts 7. Stories We Tell Ourselves: Making Sense Of Religious Education In Communities Of Practice 8. Religious Education And Student Perspectives Conclusions: Imagining And Re-imagining Religious Education Appendices Index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 432322
  • Product Code 9781474234658
  • ISBN 1474234658
  • EAN 9781474234658
  • Pages 280
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Education
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury
  • Publication Date Apr 2015
  • Sales Rank #74238
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.439kg

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