Reconstructing Religious, Spiritual and Moral Education

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Religious Education is now identified as a shortage subject as a growing number of pupils in schools opt for it. The growing emphasis on children's moral and spiritual education, the DfEE's hunt for new teachers, OFSTED's calls for improvement and reinforced links with philosophy have pushed the subject into the spotlight. Based on research and partnership with schools this book examines and explains :
* the role of Religious Education in the curriculum
* the role of spirituality in children's lives
* better teaching practice, giving practical examples.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Rightly challenges the assumption that teachers know better than children how to behave because they are assumed to be "cleverer" and to have had more experience.' - Richard Nicholson, International Journal of Education and Religion

'It is an important work, and one that should be on initial teacher education reading lists.' - Linda Rudge, British Journal of Religious Education

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415189460
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/19/2000
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive Erricker is Reader in the Study of Religions at University College Chichester. He is also the Chair of the Shap Working Party in World Religions in Education.
Jane Erricker is Research Officer for Education and Senior Lecturer at King Alfred's College Winchester.
They are co-directors of the Children and Worldviews Research Project and co-editors of The International Journal of Children's Spirituality.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1.True Stories and Other Dreams Clive Erricker and Jane Erricker Section One: Redesigning the Character and Purposes of Religious and Spiritual Education 2.A Critical Review of Religious Education Clive Erricker 3.A Critical Review of Spiritual Education Clive Erricker 4.Relativism and the Spirit of Educational Enquiry Clive Erricker Section Two: Narrative, Morality and Community 5.Moral Education as Relationship in Community Jane Erricker 6.Narrative Constructions Towards Community Jane and Clive Erricker Section Three: Putting Theory into Practice 7.Principles of Pedagogical Practice Clive and Jane Erricker 8.Concept Mapping: A Starting Point for Narration Jane Erricker 9.Developing Emotional Literacy Jane Erricker 10.Children's Stories and Responses Jane and Clive Erricker 11.Reading Pictures and Telling Stories Clive Erricker 12.Enactive Storytelling Clive Erricker
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