Tag Archives: Schools

Religious education in schools is ‘a priority’ say MPs

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Teaching Sensitive and Controversial Issues

This index of papers offers teachers advice and guidance on how to approach teaching sensitive and controversial topics in schools.
Some of the topics covered include creating safe spaces, discussion roles, 'political correctness', media literacy and links to other useful websites.

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Race Equality and Racist Bullying

The papers in this collection are to do with countering racist bullying in schools, within the wider contexts of promoting race equality and countering bullying more generally. They can be used as handouts in staff training sessions and discussions, and some can be incorporated into staff handbooks and local authority [...]

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Religious Education in Northern Ireland: Towards New Relationships

This article talk sabout religion and religious education in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland's schools have traditionally been separately associated with one or other of its dominant Christian traditions, Catholic or Protestant. The vast majority of children (over 90%) attend the school associated with their own cultural-religious community. While some have argued that this separateness has [...]

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Religion in Education. A contribution to dialogue or a factor of conflict in transforming European countries (REDCo)

The main aim of the Religion in Education (REDCo) project was to establish and compare the potentials and limitations of religion in the educational fields of selected European countries and regions. The project identified approaches and policies that could contribute to making religion in education a factor promoting dialogue in the context of European development. [...]

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Materials used in schools to teach world religions

This project was undertaken by WRERU on behalf of the Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF). The starting point was an acknowledgement of the commitment made in all sectors of school education (maintained, independent, voluntary aided, academies) to the promotion of community cohesion, and tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions. The project intended [...]

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Evaluation of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation Face to Faith Programme

Members of Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU) are currently undertaking an evaluation of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation Face to Faith Programme (http://www.tonyblairfaithfoundation.org/pages/schools/). This educational programme engages secondary school students of different faiths across the world in learning directly with, from and about each other. WRERU methods include looking at data about the [...]

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RE Today Services

RE Today Services works nationally in the UK and internationally to support Religious Education in schools. It is committed to the teaching of the major world faiths in Religious Education, and to an accurate and fair representation of their beliefs, values and practices in all its teaching materials. RE Today produces a range of professional [...]

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Religious diversity and intercultural education: a reference book for schools (2007)

This reference book is intended to help teachers, teacher administrators, policy makers and others deal with the important issue of religious diversity in Europe's schools. The book is the main outcome of the project "The Challenge of intercultural education today: religious diversity and dialogue in Europe", developed by the Council of Europe between 2002 and [...]

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Interfaith internet pals

This activity was part of a religious education project to establish a network of 'e-pals' between two schools in the same city: one with a largely Muslim intake and the other with a Roman Catholic tradition.

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