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ERIC Number: EJ815464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
A Reply to Peter Doble
Thompson, Penny
British Journal of Religious Education, v29 n2 p179-183 Mar 2007
Peter Doble has recently made his opinions on an article written by the author (Thompson, 2004a). Several of the points Doble raised were addressed in the author's book "Whatever Happened to Religious Education?" (Thompson, 2004b). In this article, the author addresses the points made by Doble in response to her article. The author contends how she agrees with Doble's belief that there should be a committed approach to the teaching of religious education as long as it is open. Doble also argued that the young should "encounter, learn about and from communities of faith." A teacher may intend that pupils "learn from" the faith that Christians hold but categorically must not intend that his pupils come to hold or (practise?) what it is that Christians believe. The author explains how Doble's recommendations may not be realistic. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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