World Faiths in Education by W. Owen Cole
First published in 1978. The world religions movement gave way to a new form of religious education which was wide ranging in content and open in approach. This development raised a number of issues. How broad should the syllabus be? Should Humanism and Marxism be included? How should Christianity be taught? What role has the believer of any one faith in the teaching of RE? As curriculum development gathers momentum so the need to discuss such questions becomes urgent. This book is devoted to examining the place of world faiths in education by members of a variety of faiths. It will help students and teachers to think their way through the many challenges facing RE today.
The book argues a new framework for the subject. The contributors hope that they have provided a sign-post pointing to a future in which all who are concerned that children should grow up with an understanding of the ultimate meaning of life, whatever their own faiths, may be able to work together to make the subject vital and worthwhile.