The Significance of Religious Education in Local Primary Schools (Specific Reference to Christianity) | Flourish Itulua-Abumere. The Significance of Religious Education in Local Primary Schools (Specific Reference to Christianity) www.iosrjournals.org 71 | Page Introduction Religious education forms part of the basic national curriculum for primary schools this may be asurprising fact but it has come up to be the truth and nothing but the truth. Some individuals have linkedreligious with social habituation and they have also gone a long way to argue that it has no consign in either aworking environment or a schools. At the same time, others believe religion in education have to be aboutfostering students within a meticulous religious faith system.
Over the year‟s religious education has actively been known to be a strong promoter of the values of genuineness, fairness, honesty, deference for all and care of the environment. Was also mandatory to pass it although it wasn‟t compulsory that you had to pass it before you can get promoted to the next class. Let‟s talk about Great Britain and religious education for a bit. Religious-education-briefing-paper.pdf.
QCA-07-3350-p_RE_KS3_tcm8-411. Rme_principles_practice_tcm4-540203.pdf. Religious education in schools is 'a priority' say MPs. MPs have set up a new group to safeguard the teaching of religious education to pupils in England. The all party parliamentary group on RE wants the subject to be treated as a priority. Last year 115 MPs signed a motion demanding a debate on including RE GCSE in the English Baccalaureate. A government spokesperson welcomed the new group but said "the English Baccalaureate will not prevent schools offering RE GCSEs". Stephen Lloyd MP who will chair the group said the group would provide a real insight into the value of RE.
"In today's world where our children can be open to an enormous amount of misleading information I believe it is absolutely essential they are taught about different cultures and religions by trained, experienced RE teachers, allowing children to make informed choices," he said. Mr Lloyd, a Liberal Democrat, tabled last year's early day motion on RE after the government left it out of the English Baccalaureate award to teenagers who get five good grades in key named GCSEs.
The importance of religious education: joint statement. 22 February 2006 Joint statement from the Department for Education and Skills and faith communities on the importance of religious education: In October 2004 the Department for Education and Skills published the first non-statutory National Framework for Religious Education. This inclusive statement of the aims, purposes and nature of religious education in schools in England was agreed by all major faith communities and professional associations in religious education.
It is now being embedded in local syllabuses and school programmes around the country. The Framework identified important principles for religious education. We believe that religious education develop pupils' knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, other religious traditions and other world views. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. Catholic Church Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor Church of England Rt Revd Kenneth Stevenson, Bishop of Portsmouth. Why do schools sideline religious education? Religious education just isn't taken seriously at school. It is undervalued and unappreciated. Merged with citizenship and social studies, it sits huddled in a corner at the edge of the humanities office.
But it can teach students valuable ways of thinking that help at university and later on in life too. Religious education (RE) is so easily ignored that one of the schools I went to didn't even give the subject its own teachers, instead making do with borrowed staff from health and social care, sociology and PE. Yet every day we're surrounded by issues that require us to look at events from the perspective of others – a key skill that you learn through RE. But because of the way RE is treated, the subject is often seen as irrelevant. "Why do we have to learn this? " While other subjects were staunchly defended at school, RE was always seen as a tertiary subject. But from RE, we never had an answer.
Why is religious education (RE) important? Religious education (RE) makes a distinctive contribution to a balanced and broadly-based school curriculum which: promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and of society; andprepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave. Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. It develops pupils' knowledge and understanding of the nature of religion and belief including Christianity, other principal religions, other religious traditions, and world views that offer answers to these challenging questions. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development.
How does RE contribute to wider curriculum aims? Religious education in English schools. Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) What this committee does Since 1988 local authorities have had a duty to establish a Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE). Religious education is a statutory part of the basic curriculum for all pupils, but it is not a National Curriculum subject. Instead it is a local responsibility of the Children's Services Authority (CSA) through its SACRE. The SACRE advises the CSA on matters relating to collective worship in community schools and on religious education given in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus. The SACRE monitors the effectiveness and appropriateness of the agreed syllabus, which is formally reviewed every five years.
You can download the East Sussex RE syllabus on Czone – the website for people working in Children's Services in East Sussex. Minutes and reports Download meeting minutes and reports. When and where it meets SACRE meetings are held three times a year. SACRE meeting dates To be confirmed. Committee members SACREs consist of four groups: Teaching Religious Education: Primary and Early Years - Elaine McCreery, Sandra Palmer, Veronica Voiels. Over half of schools failing in religious education, says Ofsted. 6 October 2013Last updated at 09:19 GMT By Judith Burns BBC News education reporter The government is failing to focus effectively on religious education, says Ofsted More than half of England's schools are failing pupils on religious education, the schools watchdog Ofsted has said. Its report accuses schools and the government of failing to focus effectively on the subject. It adds that six in 10 schools are not "realising the subject's full potential" in an increasingly globalised and multicultural century.
The Religious Education Council for England and Wales called the findings disappointing but not surprising. The report highlights low standards, weak teaching, weak examination provision and confusion about the purpose of RE. Fundamental questions The report echoes comments by the Education Secretary Michael Gove. He said he had thought that because schools have a statutory duty to provide RE lessons the subject was protected. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote End QuoteOfsted. RE:ONLINE | Excellence in RE. What makes a good RE lesson.