eD 14 Religious Education at the Heart of the Curriculum?


Religious Education (RE) is fighting for a place in the curriculum on a number of fronts. John Saxbee suggests that no other aspect of school life can ensure better than RE can that school is experienced by staff and students alike not as a fact factory but as a laboratory for learning the values and virtues, attitudes and aptitudes which make for wholeness of body, mind and spirit. It is a subject worth fighting for.

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Headteachers, RE coordinators, clergy, governors, Diocesan Education Officers, teacher trainers, education policy makers

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Author: John Saxbee

John Saxbee was Bishop of Lincoln from 2002 and chaired the Church of England’s Board of Education until his retirement in 2011, speaking regularly on education matters in the House of Lords. His books include ‘Liberal Evangelism’ (1994) and ‘No Faith in Religion’ (2009). He and his wife Jackie now live in Pembrokeshire.

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