Delegates at the conference
Religion in Education: Findings from the Religion and Society Programme
25 October 11
AHRC/ESRC RELIGION & SOCIETY PROGRAMME with WARWICK RELIGIONS & EDUCATION RESEARCH UNIT (WRERU)
To listen to sessions of the conference and read paper abstracts, use the links on this and subsequent pages.
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Held at Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick, Mon 25th and Tues 26th July 2011
This conference brought together research teams which had been awarded grants within the youth call of the Religion and Society Programme as well as other related projects. The focus of the conference was on young people. The presentations included topics related to religious education in schools and religious nurture or socialisation within families, communities or peer groups.
These pages feature selected presentations from the conference. A number of the papers presented at the conference are also due to appear in published form in a special issue of the Journal of Beliefs and Values
[Follow these links to read abstracts and to listen to these presentations. Some were accompanied by screen presentations which for copyright reasons we are not able to include.]
- Robert Jackson [Director, WRERU] Religion, Society and Education: Issues about Religions and Education in the UK and Europe (keynote address)
- James Conroy [University of Glasgow] Religious Education: Public and Private
- Julia Ipgrave [WRERU, University of Warwick] Young People’s Attitudes to Religious Diversity: A Qualitative Perspective
- Nicola Madge [Brunel University] Together and Alongside in Multi-faith Communities: The Youth on Religion Project
- Judith Everington [WRERU, University of Warwick] We’re all in this together, the kids and me': Beginning Teachers’ Use of Their Personal Life Knowledge in the RE classroom
- Mathew Guest [University of Durham] The University Campus as a Site of Religious Expression: Allegiance, Controversy and Community among Campus-based Christians in England
- Jenny Berglund [Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden] Young Muslims’ Confidence in Teachers Suggests the Importance of Relational Skill
- Naomi Stanton [Open University] Christian Youth Work as Religious Education?
- Mark Pike [University of Leeds] Religious Education in Two Contrasting Christian-Ethos Schools
- Sarah Jane Page [University of Durham/University of Nottingham] Recounting the Past: Sexual Knowledge among Religious Young Adults
A report on this conference by Bill Gent can be found on the websites of WRERU and the University of Warwick Institute of Education. View it here. The original conference programme can be downloaded below.
Report and podcasts compiled by Norman Winter. Recordings of the symposium sessions are substantially complete, but may have been edited in small ways for technical and other reasons.
- From Sunday Schools to Christian Education
- Keeping the Faith: The transmissions of "Sikhism" among young British Sikhs (18-30)
- Negotiating Identity
- Young People's Attitudes to Religious Diversity
- Christianity and the University Experience in Contemporary England
- Religious Reading in a Secular Society
- Does Religious Education Work?