First published in 1976. It can be argued that both moral and religious education are undervalued in schools. The author, Alan Harris, believes that too many people think of them as indoctrinatory subjects with moral educators’ telling people what they ought to do and religious educators telling them what they ought to believe. By a combination of practical examples of both good and bad teaching from the classroom and clear, analytical examination of what is meant by moral and religious education, the author shows that the object of both subjects should be to help pupils form their own judgements.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; 1. Rationality and Emotion 2. Educating the Emotions 3. Moral and Religious Emotions 4. Morality as a ‘Subject’ 5. The Goals of Moral Education 6. Moral Education in Practice 7. Case Studies in Moral Education 8. Religion as a Subject 9. Religious Education in Practice 10. Case Studies in Religious Education 11. Conclusions; Suggestions for Further Reading