The Values Debate

Author: Leslie J. Francis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131795811X
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Presents findings from a survey conducted among 30,000 13-15 year olds throughout England and Wales, giving particular attention to social, personal and moral issues.

Debates in Religious Education

Author: L. Philip Barnes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136702660
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What are the key debates in Religious Education teaching today? Debates in Religious Education explores the major issues all RE teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It encourages critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to think more deeply about their practice, and link research and evidence to what they have observed in schools. This accessible book tackles established and contemporary issues enabling you to reach informed judgements and argue your point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Taking account of recent controversy, and challenging assumptions about the place of religion in education, expert contributors cover key topics such as: Effective pedagogy in RE teaching Exploring thinking skills and truth claims The relationship of science and religion in the classroom The place of school worship in contemporary society The role of RE in spiritual and moral development Diversity in the RE classroom. With its combination of expert opinion and fresh insight, Debates in Religious Education is the ideal companion for any student or practising teacher engaged in initial training, continuing professional development and Masters level study.

Faith Schools

Author: Jo Cairns
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134310412
Format: PDF
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Until fairly recently the separation of pupils according to religion was felt to be compatible with a comprehensive education. That consensus no longer holds and there is a strong positive lobby either to absorb faith schools altogether within the state system or at least to dilute their membership ensuring they include children from other faiths, or no faith at all. This book addresses the current concerns, questions and interest surrounding the legitimacy, support and intended expansion of faith schools. Divided into five sections, it includes chapters on: * the legal frameworks for faith schools and the rights of the child * faith-based schools in the UK, Northern Ireland, France and the USA * the impact of faith schools on pupil performance * faith schools, religious education and citizenship * political and research issues. Faith Schools: Consensus or Conflict? is of interest to educators, policymakers, researchers and students of education, religion and sociology.

Urban Hope and Spiritual Health

Author: Leslie J. Francis
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Spiritual health involves the whole person. Spiritually healthy individuals stand in right relationship with themselves, with other people, with the world in which they live, and with the transcendent, however they conceive it. Spiritually healthy individuals build purposeful lives, develop sound relationships, take responsibility for the world around them, and embrace the transcendent with confidence. Spiritually healthy individuals are needed at the heart of urban regeneration, to celebrate personal hope, to invest in social capital and to transform spiritual wilderness into centres of personal, social and economic creativity.

Hermeneutics and Religious Education

Author: Herman Lombaerts
Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers
ISBN: 9789042915589
Format: PDF
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In the context of secularisation, globalisation and pluralisation, 'hermeneutics' emerged over the last decades as a relevant discipline to address the ever widening gap and the lack of understanding between religious traditions and contemporary society and culture. 'Hermeneutics' is a challenging and complex concept. Traditionally it is understood as the theory/art of interpreting texts in reference to their original and present contexts. But what does it stand for in recent religious education theories? What are the questions hermeneutics is expected to address in the area of religious education today? Taking into account recent developments in philosophical, theological, linguistic, and anthropological disciplines, religious educationalists show in this volume the need to broaden the meaning of hermeneutics and to highlight its importance in the educational realm. In more then 20 contributions, internationally recognised scholars carefully diagnose the present situation and contribute to a new understanding of religious education based on hermeneutics as a new paradigm.

The Idea of a Christian University

Author: Jeff Astley
Publisher: Authentic Media
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In this timely collection of essays, scholars from across the world re-examine the idea of a Christian university and offer a radical alternative vision for the future of the academy. Theologians from Anglican, Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant traditions engage both with the historic roots from which the idea of the Christian University emerges and with the contemporary challenges and opportunities faced by higher education today.