‘Teach religion and worldviews instead of RE’

Sep 9, 2018 by

by Judith Burns, BBC News:

Religious education in England’s schools should be renamed Religion and Worldviews to reflect the diversity of modern Britain, say experts.

The subject should include non-religious worldviews as well as major faiths, says the Commission on Religious Education final report.

It follows research suggesting at least a quarter of schools break the law on teaching RE.

Without an overhaul, the subject could wither, the authors warn.

The independent Commission was set up two years ago by the Religious Education Council of England and Wales, amid growing concerns about the quality of RE lessons.

These include:

The commission’s report confirms that the quality of RE in schools is “highly variable”.

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