teaching RE - what does it mean today?

Year: 2000

Author: CURTIS, N

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper focuses on one component of a larger study investigating teachers' attitudes to teaching classroom religious education programs in Catholic Secondary Schools in South Australia. The paper will report on a survey of Religious Education Co-ordinators which sets out to ascertain their views on the factors that influence the delivery of classroom religious education. The paper will discuss the perceived purposes of religious education programs; current practices; what Religious Education Co-ordinators regard as effective practices, including the role of assessment; and what organisational factors enhance the religious education programs and what factors may detract from it.