1st Edition

New Directions in Religious Education





ISBN 9780367145897
Published December 20, 2018 by Routledge
230 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1982. This book brings together some of the most influential articles which had moulded British religious education. The articles are divided into specialised sections dealing with various aspects of the subject so that the main developments are clearly indicated.

The first section of the book deals with research into the religious psychology of childhood. This is followed by two collections of articles dealing with the search for a philosophy of religious education and with the problems created for the teaching of religion in Britain by our pluralist society. The fourth section deals with the problems of designing a curriculum in religious education, while the final part gives some examples of methods in the teaching of religion. The book thus provides, both the general reader, the student teacher and the specialist religious education teacher, an easily accessible collection of many of the materials which had created British religious education.

Table of Contents

General Editor’s Preface Philip Taylor;  Introduction: New Directions in Religious Education John M. HullPart One: Religion in Childhood and Youth: Empirical Foundations for Religious Education;  1. On Beyond Goldman: Religious Thinking and the 1970s John H. Peatling  2. Measurement Reapplied: Research into the Child’s Attitude Towards Religion Leslie Francis  3. Towards a Standardized Test of Religious Language Comprehension E. B. TurnerPart Two: The Nature of Religious Education: The Search for a Rationale;  4. Educational Religious Education Edwin Cox  5. Taking Religious Education Seriously John Wilson  6. Phenomenology and the Future of Religious Education John Marvell  7. Conceptual Research in Religious Education David Attfield  8. Religious Education: A Shocking Business Edward A. Robinson;  Part Three: The Social Context: Religious Pluralism in School and Society;  9. Teaching Religion in a Secular Plural Society Lesslie Newbigin  10. Truth in Religious Education: Further Reflections on the Implications of Pluralism Daniel W. HardyPart Four: Designing the Curriculum in Religious Education;  11. Problems of RE Syllabus Construction in a Democracy John Elliott  12. Checklists for Study of the Religious Education Syllabus H. E. Lupton  13. Discussing Religious Education: A Conceptual Framework for Consideration of Curricular Issues David GooderhamPart Five: Methods in Teaching Religion Today;  14. The Demands Made by RE on Pupils’ Thinking Trevor Kerry  15. Religion in the Multi-Faith School W. Owen Cole  16. The Multi-Faith Situation in the Secondary School Robin Minney  17. Teaching the Bible in School Paul D. Fueter

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