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ERIC Number: EJ821521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
Educating for Citizenship--The Emerging Relationship between Religious Education and Citizenship Education
Watson, Jacqueline
British Journal of Religious Education, v26 n3 p259-271 Sep 2004
The introduction of citizenship education to schools in England (and Wales) in 2002 has generated interest and concern among religious educationalists, some of whom welcome the opportunities this new educational territory opens up for religious education and some of whom suspect it augurs religious education's demise. This article reports findings of a school-based study of the early implementation of citizenship education and its impact on religious education. It discusses those findings in the context of the current debate about the future relationship between the two subjects, noting a similar ambivalence toward citizenship education among religious education heads of department, as there is among religious educationalists. The discussion includes an examination of the "Crick Report", noting its lack of interest in religious education, and argues that its conceptualization of citizenship leaves it open to two quite different broad interpretations of what might be meant by an education for citizenship, one of which religious education practitioners appear to endorse and associate with religious education, and one of which they reject and associate with citizenship education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)