Does Religious Education Work? A Multi-dimensional Investigation [New Paperback Edition with Corrections]

Conroy, J.C. , Lundie, D., Davis, R.A. , Baumfield, V., Barnes, L.P., Gallagher, T., Lowden, K. , Bourque, N. and Wenell, K. (2015) Does Religious Education Work? A Multi-dimensional Investigation [New Paperback Edition with Corrections]. Bloomsbury: London. ISBN 9781474234658

Conroy, J.C. , Lundie, D., Davis, R.A. , Baumfield, V., Barnes, L.P., Gallagher, T., Lowden, K. , Bourque, N. and Wenell, K. (2015) Does Religious Education Work? A Multi-dimensional Investigation [New Paperback Edition with Corrections]. Bloomsbury: London. ISBN 9781474234658

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Abstract

This ground-breaking volume draws upon a rich and variegated range of methodologies to understand more fully the practices, policies and resources available in and to religious education in British schools. The descriptions, explanations and analyses undertaken here draw on an innovative combination of policy work, ethnography, Delphi methods, Actor Network Theory, questionnaires, textual analysis as well as theological and philosophical insight. It traces the evolution of religious education in a post-religious age from the creation of policy to the everyday experiences of teachers and students in the classroom. It begins by analysing the way in which policy has evolved since the 1970s with an examination of the social forces that have shaped curriculum development. It goes on to explore the impact and intentions of a diverse group of stakeholders with sometimes competing accounts of the purposes of religious educations. It then examines the manner in which policy is, or is not, enacted in the classroom. Finally, it explores contradictions and confusions, successes and failures, and the ways in which wider public debates enter the classroom. The book also exposes the challenge religious education teachers have in using the language of religion.

Item Type:Books
Additional Information:London Bloomsbury - prize winner Society for Educational Studies Research Book of the Year 2014.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Davis, Professor Robert and Conroy, Professor James and Lowden, Mr Kevin and Wenell, Dr Karen and Baumfield, Professor Vivienne and Bourque, Dr Nicole and Lundie, Mr David
Authors: Conroy, J.C., Lundie, D., Davis, R.A., Baumfield, V., Barnes, L.P., Gallagher, T., Lowden, K., Bourque, N., and Wenell, K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Interdisciplinary Science Education Technologies and Learning
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy Policy and Practice
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Bloomsbury
ISBN:9781474234658

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
453621Does religious education work? An analysis of the aims, practices and models of effectiveness in Religious Education across the UKJames ConroyArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/F009135/1ED - CREATIVITY, CULTURE & FAITH