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ERIC Number: EJ817983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
The Experience of Black African Religious Education Trainee Teachers Training in England
Mead, Nick
British Journal of Religious Education, v28 n2 p173-184 Mar 2006
This study addresses issues surrounding the recruitment and training of black African religious education teachers within the context of the government's intention to make the teaching profession more representative of the wider community. In relation to this there is a strong emphasis in the Teacher Training Agency's "Qualifying to Teach" on selection procedures which promote equality of opportunity and the recognition of individual training needs. The study is informed by the work of Sikes and Everington who have highlighted the place of religion and culture within the personal histories of religious education teachers. Black African members of two successive cohorts of PGCE students are tracked to identify their training needs in relation to their cultural and religious backgrounds. The data identifies four cultural and religious factors which impact on their training to teach religious education in the UK. Finally, as advised by the Carrington Report, recommendations are made for the practice of teacher educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)