Tuesday 6 December 2016

Economically-relevant subjects have replaced real education

Published 13/11/2015 | 02:30

Real education: Schools are geared toward the jobs market
Real education: Schools are geared toward the jobs market

The current preoccupation with the place of religious education in schools yet again brings into sharp relief the lack of a clear understanding of what might count as religious education.

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More fundamental, however, is the question as to an alleged difference between faith and reason.

Assertions that are not grounded in reason have no place in schools, even in faith schools. This not to equate reason with the deliverances of science but with broader-based critical reflection.

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