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. Hull; Part 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. Turner; Part 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. Hardy; Part 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 Gooderham; Part 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