post-9/11RE teaching (UK)

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post-9/11RE teaching (UK)

"RE, (religious education), teachers must provide children with a more sophisticated understanding of the subject in a post-11 September world, Ofsted says." (The official body for inspecting schools.)

One of the most radical suggestions in Ofsted's report is that religion should be taught warts and all. The inspectors called on teachers not to shy away from controversy, but to accept in their classes that religion could be a force for bad as well as for good.

"Pupils should be taught that religion is complex," says the report, "and should be given the opportunity to explore that ambiguity."

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