Does religious education matter to teachers in Catholic primary schools? Concerns and challenges

Dineen, F. and Lundie, D. (2016) Does religious education matter to teachers in Catholic primary schools? Concerns and challenges. In: Shanahan, M. (ed.) Does Religious Education Matter? Routledge, pp. 101-113. (doi:10.4324/9781315577883-9)

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Abstract

Education is always a contested space with a myriad of perspectives competing to be heard. In recent years, the public debate about the nature and purpose of primary education in Ireland has intensified, with a key focus being on the role of faith schools in the contemporary primary sector (see Inglis, 2007; Lane, 2012). There are many dimensions to this debate, including: the legitimacy of faith schools, school management, ethos, inclusion in Catholic schools, religious education (RE) and faith formation, the default status of Catholic schools in many communities, and curriculum content (see Hogan, 1984).

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lundie, Mr David
Authors: Dineen, F., and Lundie, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Publisher:Routledge

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