A research report on the reception of the 2005 Religious Observance Guidelines in Scotland

Gilfillan, P., Aitken, E. and Phipps, A. (2013) A research report on the reception of the 2005 Religious Observance Guidelines in Scotland. British Journal of Religious Education, 35(1), pp. 98-109. (doi:10.1080/01416200.2012.704870)

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Abstract

This article gives a brief overview of the place of religious observance (RO) within Scotland’s non-denominational state school sector, and the background to recent changes in educational thinking and government policy which led to new guidelines being introduced in 2005. The article reports on a study conducted in 2008 into the reception of the new RO guidelines and their implementation within three primary schools and one secondary school in a local authority area, together with empirical data from each of the four case studies and interview extracts from head teachers, RO practitioners and pupils. The article then highlights some problems arising from the new guidelines and suggests some areas for future empirical research.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Phipps, Professor Alison
Authors: Gilfillan, P., Aitken, E., and Phipps, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
Journal Name:British Journal of Religious Education
ISSN:0141-6200
ISSN (Online):1740-7931
Published Online:01 August 2012

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