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Making Space for Religious Education in the National Curriculum

Reid, Duncan (2011) Making Space for Religious Education in the National Curriculum. Religious Education Journal of Australia, 27 (2). pp. 10-15. ISSN 0815-3094

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Abstract

The article makes the case for the inclusion of an appropriate religious education study within the National Curriculum currently being developed in Australia. With reference to recent literature, especially a book by Terrence Copley and a Scandinavian conference on religion and identity, the argument is developed on two grounds: negatively as a safeguard against indoctrination, and positively as a contribution to personal identity formation. As we enter an arguably post-secular age, young people are entitled to a careful and sophisticated treatment of religion not simply in the form of catechesis or as a human phenomenon, though the latter is important for informed citizenship. Religious education should also provide an option for living that offers a critique of the still predominant secularist assumptions of the modern world.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Curriculum, education, identity, indoctrination, religion, secularism.
Fields of Research: 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130211 Religion Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subject Area(s): D - Ecumenical Studies
D - Religious Education
Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
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Depositing User: Rev Dr Duncan Reid
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2013 14:18
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2013 10:25
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1300

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