Cush, D and Francis, D (2001) ''Positive pluralism' to awareness, mystery and value: a case study in RE curriculum development.' British Journal of Religious Education, 24 (1). pp. 52-67. ISSN 1740-7931


Cush and Francis have worked closely together on the theory and practice of religious education since 1992 and the article represents shared thinking and joint writing. The 'six areas of enquiry' were developed together and refined in the processes of producing the 'Third Perspective' syllabus (1994 Cush et al) and 'Awareness, Mystery and Value' (1998 Francis). Where there is division of labour, the split is theory (Cush): practice (Francis). Cush led on the sections on religious plurality and the philosophy of 'positive pluralism' and Francis on involving the stakeholders and actually producing the Local Agreed Syllabus for Somerset and neighbouring Authorities. Francis is an Independent Consultant on Religious Education, providing advice to several Local Authorities and currently national Lead Person for Religious Education in the Review of the Secondary Curriculum. The ideas and practice represented in this article have influenced developments in Religious Education at National level, such as the Non-statutory Framework for Religious Education (2004), particularly the 'levels of attainment'.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
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