ERIC Number: EJ719809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 14
Young People, Biblical Narrative and "Theologizing": A UK Perspective
Religious Education, v100 n3 p254-265 Sum 2005
Religious Education is a curriculum subject provided as entitlement for all students in UK public schools. Biblical narratives appear for every student age group, usually in Christian studies modules. The Biblos research project was founded to investigate how biblical narrative might be taught with integrity in public schools in a society labelled variously post-Christian, post-modern, plural, and secular. It has completed four phases of life, summarized in this article. Particular attention is given to the most recent research that sets student attitudes toward biblical narrative against their familial and cultural background. Consideration is given to what it means for students actively to engage with biblical narrative and therefore to "theologize" for themselves.
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Program Descriptions, Religious Education, Public Schools, Integrity, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Biblical Literature, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom