Future of religious education under threat from drive to make all schools academies | The Conversation

by Rob Freathy, University of Exeter and Stephen G. Parker, University of Worcester.

Religious education is no stranger to controversy. Determining which religions should be studied, and how and why, is often a fraught process, particularly where the teaching of certain religious beliefs over others is concerned, or if children are being indoctrinated into a particular faith.

Despite the importance of making sure young people today have a good level of religious literacy, the recent Department for Education white paper, Educational Excellence Everywhere, makes no reference to religious…

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