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Debates in religious education

Debates in religious education

Barnes, Philip (L. Philip)

'Debates in Religious Education' is an accessible and comprehensive guide to the issues that are currently central to discussions in religious education; it is written with the needs of both trainee and practising teachers in mind

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Published London: Routledge, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: edited by L. Philip Barnes
ISBN: 0203813804, 0415583918, 0415583926, 9780203813805, 9780415583916, 9780415583923
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xii, 312 p. ; 24 cm.
Series: Debates in subject teaching series
Subject: Religion.; Religions; Religion Study and teaching (Secondary) Great Britain.; Education
Series Title: Debates in subject teaching series.


  1. Introduction: Entering the Debate L. Philip Barnes  Part1: History, Policy and Purpose  1. Why Religious Education Matters Brenda Watson  2. RE in the United Kingdom and Ireland Introduction - L. Philip Barnes(i) England and Wales - David Lundie(ii) Northern Ireland - David Armstrong(iii) Scotland - Stephen McKinney(iv) Republic of Ireland - Kevin Williams  3. Agreed Syllabuses William K. Kay  Part 2: Educational Issues and Religious Education  4. Diversity L. Philip Barnes  5. Gender Gemma Odell  6. Faith, Education and Whole School Issues Trevor Cooling  7. Faith Schools J. Mark Halstead  8. Citizenship and Human Rights Mark Pike  9. Spiritual and Moral Development Tony Eaude  10. Social Cohesion Rosemary Woodward  11. Humanism Marius Felderhof  12. Research Leslie J. Francis  13. European Developments Robert Jackson  Part 3: Issues in Teaching and Learning in Religious Education  14. Constructing Religion Roger Homan  15. Schemes of Work and Lesson Plans David Aldridge  16. Pedagogy Vivienne Baumfield  17. Differentiation Nigel Fancourt  18. Thinking Skills Elina Wright and Andrew Wright  19. Assessment Lat Blaylock  20 Information and Computer Technologies Paul Hopkins  21. Science and Religion Michael Poole

Author note

L. Philip Barnesis Reader in Religious and Theological Education at King's College London, where he is currently Director of the MA in Religious Education and the MA in Jewish Education.