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ERIC Number: EJ821531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
The Justification of Compulsory Religious Education: A Response to Professor White
Wright, Andrew
British Journal of Religious Education, v26 n2 p165-174 Jun 2004
Though religion continues to enjoy a global significance for humankind, any justification of the compulsory status of religious education must be made on the basis of reason rather than public consensus. We live in a pluralistic world in which contrasting world views, grounded in radically conflicting ontological assumptions, vie for our attention. This situation demands a critical religious education capable of enabling all pupils to achieve appropriate levels of religious literacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom