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Religions and education in England: social plurality, civil religion and religious education pedagogy

By Robert Jackson and Kevin O'Grady

Abstract

In England, religious groups have been involved since the nineteenth century in partnership with the state in the provision of schools and the curriculum subject of religious education. Institutionally, the Church of England holds a privileged place as the established church. Changes in society have led to more equality within education between religious traditions, initially for the Roman Catholic and Jewish communities and more recently for other traditions. \ud These changes included increasing secularisation in the 1960s and 1970s; and the pluralisation of society, mainly through migration. Britain has had long experience of migration and settlement of peoples, especially from former colonies in South Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. In the light of the 2001 census data, considered together with figures on regular church attendance, Britain might be described as a society combining various kinds of Christian, secular and multifaith elements

Topics: BV1460, LB, BL
Publisher: Waxmann
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:2926

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