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Re-defining 'learning about religion' and 'learning from religion': a study of policy change

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The study of how policy processes shape religious education as a curriculum subject, rather than within faith schooling, is relatively unexplored. This paper applies a policy analysis perspective to an important distinction in non-confessional English religious education, which has also been adopted internationally: 'learning about religion' and 'learning from religion'. The changing nature of the distinction in English policy documents from 1994 is examined in the light of three main voices ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
British Journal of Religious Education More from this journal
Volume:
37
Issue:
2
Pages:
122-137
Publication date:
2015-01-01
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EISSN:
1740-7931
ISSN:
0141-6200
Language:
English
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pubs:499721
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uuid:fb1dfec4-7dba-4d1f-9648-9668fc4ec582
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pubs:499721
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499721
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2014-12-26

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