• Language, Location and Perceptions of RE in Welsh Primary Schools

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    Language, Location and Perceptions of RE in Welsh Primary Schools

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A detailed questionnaire containing Likert-type attitude scales to assess teachers' perceptions of religious education and worship was completed by 361 of the 577 headteachers employed by the Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, Newport and Cardiff local education authorities. The findings showed that headteachers in village schools were more likely than those in town schools to favour a more traditional type of RE. The differences between Welsh-medium and English-medium headteachers were even more pronounced, with Welsh-medium headteachers putting a stronger emphasis on Christian-based RE than their English counterparts. These findings draw attention to the importance of children receiving a balanced religious education, regardless of the location or language of their school.

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Davies G., (2002) “Language, Location and Perceptions of RE in Welsh Primary Schools ”, Wales Journal of Education 11(2).

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01 Dec 2002
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