RE and Catholic education: a Scottish perspective

Franchi, L. (2018) RE and Catholic education: a Scottish perspective. In: Whittle, S. (ed.) Researching Catholic Education: Contemporary Perspectives. Springer: Singapore, pp. 219-230. ISBN 9789811078071 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-7808-8_17)

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The Religious Education syllabus in Scotland’s Catholic schools has traditionally been one of the hallmarks of their distinctive identity in a state system of education. A critical Religious Education must be located in the wider context of guidance for all aspects of the mission of Catholic education. In Scotland, the Scottish Catholic Education Service and Education Scotland cooperate fully to provide substantial guidance for the denominational system. Policy documents specific to Religious Education from both sources inform and are informed by these wider developments. The current syllabus for RE in Scottish Catholic schools (This is Our Faith) has a strong theological core and, along with a Principles and Practices document and a set of Benchmarks, it provides a substantial degree of supportive disciplinary mechanisms for Religious Education. This level of support reveals a marked commitment to the Catholic school as the principal site of religious formation for young Catholics in Scotland.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Franchi, Dr Leonardo
Authors: Franchi, L.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith
Published Online:26 January 2018

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