Formation and Christian education in England

Cooling, T. (2017) Formation and Christian education in England. In: Stuart Buttle, R. and Shortt, J., eds. Christian Faith, Formation and Education. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 115-130 ISBN 9783319628028

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This chapter reviews the suggestion in a recent influential report that there are three approaches to religion in education - instruction, formation and education - of which only the third is legitimate in publicly-funded educational institutions. The chapter challenges this suggestion, arguing that the the distinction between education and formation is invalid and the contrast is between formation that is based on instruction or formation that is educational in character.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB0005 General
Divisions: Faculty of Education > National Institute for Christian Education Research
Depositing User: Prof Trevor Cooling
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2018 14:52
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 14:52

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