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Much has changed in education in all parts of the United Kingdom over the period since the post-war education acts of the 1940s prescribed ‘a daily act of collective worship’ in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. While Religious Education in most of the UK has changed significantly in response to a much more diverse and plural society, collective worship/religious observance now appears to many people, including educational professionals, to be anachronistic. This chapter will analyse this changed situation and review some of the discussions and proposals from religious, educational, secular and political perspectives. While three main approaches seem to be evident in the current debate – maintaining the status quo, reform, abolishing the requirement – some attention will be given to the view that a modified activity might focus on ‘spiritual development’ and inclusive ‘shared values’.
|Title of host publication||Collective Worship and Religious Observance in Schools|
|Subtitle of host publication||Religion Education and Values|
|Editors||Peter Crumper, Alison Mawhinney|
|Place of Publication||Oxford, UK|
|Number of pages||24|
|ISBN (Electronic)||978-1-78707-657-0, 978-1-78707-656-3|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jan 2018|
|Name||Religion, Education and Values|
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Hunter, A. & Richardson, N., 31 Jan 2018, Collective Worship and Religious Observance in Schools: Religion, Education and Values. Crumper, P. & Mawhinney, A. (eds.). Oxford, UK: Peter Lang, Vol. 13. p. 43-58 16 p. (Religion, Education and Values).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Hunter, A., & Richardson, N. (2018). Educational Perspectives on School Collective Worship: Beyond Obituary. In P. Crumper, & A. Mawhinney (Eds.), Collective Worship and Religious Observance in Schools: Religion Education and Values (Vol. 13, pp. 277-300). (Religion, Education and Values). Peter Lang. https://doi.org/10.3726/b11312