Collaboration between Science and Religious Education teachers in Scottish Secondary schools

Hall, S. , McKinney, S. , Lowden, K. , Smith, M. and Beaumont, P. (2014) Collaboration between Science and Religious Education teachers in Scottish Secondary schools. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 35(1), pp. 90-107. (doi: 10.1080/13617672.2014.884846)

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Abstract

The article reports on quantitative research that examines: (1) the current practice in collaboration; and (2) potential for collaboration between Science and Religious Education teachers in a large sample of Scottish secondary schools. The authors adopt and adapt three models (conflict; concordat and consonance) to interrogate the relationship between science and religion (and the perceived relation between these two subjects in schools) (Astley and Francis 2010). The findings indicate that there is evidence of limited collaboration and, in a few cases, a dismissive attitude towards collaboration (conflict and concordat and very weak consonance). There is, however, evidence of a genuine aspiration for greater collaboration among many teachers (moving towards a more robust consonance model). The article concludes by discussing a number of key factors that must be realised for this greater collaboration to be enacted.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Journal of Beliefs and Values on 28/05/14 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13617672.2014.884846
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lowden, Mr Kevin and McKinney, Professor Stephen and Hall, Mr Stuart
Authors: Hall, S., McKinney, S., Lowden, K., Smith, M., and Beaumont, P.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > UGIEC / SCRE
Journal Name:Journal of Beliefs and Values
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1361-7672
ISSN (Online):1469-9362
First Published:First published in Journal of Beliefs and Values 35(1):90-107
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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