ERIC Number: EJ833519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Three Approaches to Religious Education at Key Stages One and Two in Wales: How Different Are Church Schools?
Davies, Geraint; Francis, Leslie J.
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v28 n2 p163-182 Aug 2007
Survey data provided by 361 headteachers regarding religious education provision at Key Stages one and two within schools in Wales are modelled to distinguish between three main approaches to religious education, characterised as concerned with spiritual development, world religions, and Christian nurture. No differences in emphasis on these three approaches are found between non-denominational schools and Church in Wales voluntary controlled schools. In Church in Wales voluntary aided schools greater emphasis is placed on the spiritual development dimension and on the Christian nurture dimension. In Roman Catholic voluntary-aided schools greater emphasis is placed on the spiritual development dimension, greater emphasis is placed on the Christian nurture dimension, and less emphasis is placed on the world religions dimension. (Contains 6 tables.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spiritual Development, Religious Education, Surveys, Administrator Attitudes, Christianity, Churches, Catholic Schools, Questionnaires, Elementary Schools, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)