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ERIC Number: EJ820683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
On the Intrinsic Value of Religious Education
Wright, Andrew
British Journal of Religious Education, v27 n1 p25-28 Jan 2005
In this article, the author comments on Professor White's response to his criticisms of White's attack on compulsory religious education (White, 2004). Religious education, the author contends, raises questions of fundamental importance and complexity that compulsion is necessary if people are to create anything resembling a religiously literate society. The decisions they make about their world views, and the quality of their appropriation of them, impacts on every aspect of their lives. Religious education at its best generates an informed, critical and reflective self-understanding in the light of one's developing relationships with others-in-community, with the natural world, and with the core question of the ultimate order of things. Such a process is best viewed as an end in itself, one from which no pupils should be excluded, and which demands sufficient curriculum space to enable the issues to be addressed at an appropriate depth and complexity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom