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Religious Education 1944-1984

1st Edition

Edited by A. G. Wedderspoon


234 pages

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First published in 1966. Under the 1944 Act, the only compulsory school subject was Religious Instruction. Books and research findings revealed a critical situation, and many educationalists, churchmen and parents believed a review of the problem was vital.

This book presents the considered views of a group of distinguished educationalists who met in London in April 1965 under the auspices of the Institute of Education. It also includes the comments by members of Parliament, church leaders, university and school teachers who were present and the whole contains a frank and valuable expression of expert opinion upon a very controversial subject.

Table of Contents

Introduction Alexander Wedderspoon; 1. The Religious Education Clauses of the 1944 Act - Aims, Hopes and Fulfilment W. Roy Niblett 2. Religious Education in the Primary School F. Lincoln Ralphs 3. Religious Education in the Secondary School (a) The Pupil’s Response Harold Loukes 4. Religious Education in the Secondary School (b) Defining a Policy David Ayerst 5. The Training of Teachers of Religious Education (a) Training Colleges and Colleges of Education Mary Parnaby 6. The Training of Teachers of Religious Education (b) The University Departments of Education Frederick Hilliard 7. Christian Education and Christian Unity Robert Stopford 8. Contemporary Movements in Psychology and their Bearing on Religious Education Roy Lee 9. Contemporary Movements in Theology and their Bearing on Religious Education Dennis Nineham 10. The Standpoint of the Secular Humanist Lionel Elvin 11. Conclusions and Recommendations Alexander Wedderspoon

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Education and Religion

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1965 and 1994, draw together research by leading academics in the area of religious education and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine the teaching of world faiths in schools, religious education in both primary and secondary schools, and the teaching of morality. This set will be of particular interest to students of Education and Religious Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / Education