Politics, Professionals and Practitioners

Edited by Wendy Robinson, Rob Freathy, Jonathan Doney

 

Professionalism, Professionalisation and Professionality in Religious Education

British Journal of Religious Education Special Issue, 38(2), 2016

R Freathy, S G Parker, F Schweitzer & H Simojoki

History, Remembrance and Religious Education by Stephen G. Parker, Rob Freathy and Leslie J. Francis (eds)

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Stories from the Street. A theology of homelessness by David Nixon.

Publications

Members of the Religion and Spirituality Network have written, co-edited and collaborated on a wide range of publications, some of which are shown here.  Full listings of staff publications can be found in our Staff Profiles.

Doney J, Parker SG, Freathy R (2017). Enriching the Historiography of Religious Education: Insights from Oral Life History. History of Education46(4), 436-458.

Freathy R, Doney J, Freathy G, Walshe K, Teece G (2017). Pedagogical bricoleurs and bricolage researchers: the case of Religious Education. British Journal of Educational Studies

Parker SG, Freathy R, Doney J (2016). The Professionalisation of Non-Denominational Religious Education in England: politics, organisation and knowledge. Journal of Beliefs and Values: Studies in Religion and Education,37(2).  Full text

Freathy R, Parker SG, Schweitzer F, Simojoki H (2016). The professionalisation of RE teachers: a process in progress?. Retoday33(3). Full text

Freathy RJK, Parker SG (2015). Prospects and problems for Religious Education in England, 1967-1970: Curriculum reform in political context. Journal of Beliefs and Values36(1), 5-30. Abstract. Full text

Simojoki, H, Schweitzer, F, Parker, SG, Freathy, R (2016) Die Professionalisierung des Religionslehrerberufs als Aufgabe und Gegenstand religionspädagogischer Forschung. Historische und systematische Perspektiven.  Zeitschrift für Pädagogik und Theologie, 68(2), 135-152.  Full text

Simojoki, H, Schweitzer, F, Parker, SG, Freathy, R (2016) Editorial. Zeitschrift für Pädagogik und Theologie, 68(2), 131-133 Full text

Freathy R, Parker SG, Schweitzer F, Simojoki H (2016). Conceptualizing and Researching the Professionalization of Religious Education Teachers: Historical and International Perspectives. British Journal of Religious Education38(2), 114-129. Full text

Freathy R, Parker SG, Schweitzer F, Simojoki H (2016). Professionalism, Professionalisation and Professionality in Religious Education. British Journal of Religious Education38(2), 111-113. Full text

Baumfield, V. (2016) Making a difference in the Religious Education classroom: integrating theory and practice in teachers’ professional learning. British Journal of Religious Education38(2), 141-151.

Wintersgill, B. (2016) Teenagers' Perceptions of Spirituality. Kindle edition

Wintersgill, B. and Brine, A. (2016) Government national agencies for inspection and curriculum development in RE. in Gates. B (ed) . Religion and Nationhood. Tübingen. Mohr Siebeck

Freathy, R., Reed, E. D. and Davis, A. (2015). The Art of Bible Reading: A New Approach. REToday. 32(2). 45-48.

Freathy, R. and Parker, S. G. History, Remembrance and Religious Education: An Introduction. In S. Parker, R. Freathy, and L. Francis. (Eds.) (2015). History, Remembrance and Religious Education. Oxford: Peter Lang. pp.1-19.

Freathy, R., Parker, S. G. and Doney, J. Raiders of the Lost Archives: Searching for the Hidden History of Religious Education in England. In S. Parker, R. Freathy, and L. Francis. (Eds.) (2015). History, Remembrance and Religious Education. Oxford: Peter Lang. pp. 105-137.

Parker, S.G., Freathy, R., Francis, L.J. (2015) History, Remembrance and Religious Education. Oxford: Peter Lang.

Larkin, S., Freathy, R.J.K., Walshe, K., Doney, J. (2014). Creating metacognitive environments in primary school RE classrooms. Journal of Beliefs and Values: Studies in Religion and Education, 35(2), 175-186

Freathy, R.J.K., Parker, S.G., Schweitzer, F., Simojoki, H. (2014). Towards international comparative research on the professionalization of Religious Education. Journal of Beliefs and Values: Studies in Religion and Education, 35(2), 225-241. Abstract

Freathy, R., Reed, E. D., and Davis, A. (2014). The Art of Bible Reading: A Narrative Approach. Dialogue Australasia, 32. 1-3. Full abstract 

Freathy, R., Reed, E.D., Davis, A., Cornwall, S. (2014). The Art of Bible Reading: Student Edition Buxhall, Kevin Mayhew Ltd.

Freathy, R., Reed, E.D., Davis, A., Cornwall, S. (2014). The Art of Bible Reading: Teacher Edition Buxhall, Kevin Mayhew Ltd.

Freathy, G., Freathy, R. (2014). The RE-searchers: promoting methodologically orientated RE in primary schools. REtoday, 31(3), 50-51.

Freathy, R. and Freathy, G. (2014). Initiating children into hermeneutical discourses in Religious Education: a response to Rachel Cope and Julian Stern. Journal for the Study of Spirituality, 3(2), 156-167.

Wintersgill, B. (2014) Researching Materials Used To Teach About World Religions In Schools In England in in Andreassen, Bengt Ove und James R. Lewis (Hg.). Textbook Gods. Genre, Text and Teaching Religious Studies. Sheffield: Equinox Plublishing.

Freathy, R. and Freathy, G. (2013). RE-searchers: a dialogic approach to RE in primary schools. Resource, 36(1), 4-7.

Nixon, D. (2013) Stories from the Street. A theology of homelessness, Farnham: Ashgate.

Freathy, R.J.K., Parker, S.G. (2013). Secularists, Humanists and religious education: religious crisis and curriculum change in England, 1963–1975. History of Education, 42(2), 222-256.

Parker, S., Freathy, R., Francis, L.J. (2012). Religious Education and Freedom of Religion and Belief Oxford, Peter Lang.

Reed, E.D., Freathy, R.J.K., Cornwall, S., Davis, A. (2013). Narrative theology in Religious Education. British Journal of Religious Education, 1-16.

Freathy, R., Parker, S. (2012). Freedom from Religious Beliefs: Humanists and Religious Education in England in the 1960s and 1970s in Parker S,Freathy R,Francis LJ (eds.) Religious Education and Freedom of Religion and Belief, Oxford: Peter Lang, 7-27.

Hunt, C. (2012) Packaging positive thinking or returning to roots? Adult education and spirituality, Lifelong Learning, Well-Being and Personal Development 150th Anniversary of Vaughan College/SCUTREA Pre-Conference, John Foster Hall, University of Leicester, 3 July 2012. Hunt, C. Packaging positive thinking or returning to roots?

Parker, S., Freathy, R., Francis, L.J. (2012). Introduction in Parker S,Freathy R,Francis LJ (eds.) Religious Education and Freedom of Religion and Belief, Oxford: Peter Lang, 1-3.

Parker, S.G., Freathy, R.J.K. (2012). Ethnic Diversity, Christian Hegemony and the Emergence of Multi-faith Religious Education in the 1970s. History of Education, 41(3), 381-404.

Walshe, K and Teece, G. (2012) Understanding ‘religious understanding’ in Religious Education. British Journal of Religious Education.

Crook, D., Freathy, R.J.K., Wright, S. (2011). Citizenship, Religion and Education. History of Education, 40(6), 695-700.

Mansour, N. (2011). Science Teachers’ Views of Science and Religion vs. the Islamic Perspective: Conflicting or Compatible?. Science Education (95), 281-309.

Parker, S.G., Freathy, R.J.K. (2011). Context, Complexity and Contestation: Birmingham's Agreed Syllabuses for Religious Education since the 1970s. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 32(2), 247-262.

Bayliss, P. & Dillon, P. 2010. Cosmologies and lifestyles: a cultural ecological framework and its implications for education systems, Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, 19 (2), 7-21.

Freathy, R., Aylward, K. (2010). 'Everything is in parables': an exploration of pupils' difficulties in understanding Christian beliefs concerning Jesus. Religious Education (usa), 105(1), 86-102.

Freathy, R., Parker, S. (2010). The necessity of historical inquiry in educational research: the case of Religious Education. British Journal of Religious Education, 32(3), 229-243.

Freathy, R.J.K. (2010). Review of Copley, T. Teaching religion: sixty years of religious education in England and Wales. History of Education, 39(4), 567-570.

Hunt, C. (2010) '"Walking back to happiness": A reappraisal of spirituality as an aspect of adult and university education’. In B.Merrill and P.Armstrong (eds) Looking Back, Looking Forward: Learning, Teaching and Research in Adult Education – Past, Present and Future. Proceedings of the 40th Annual SCUTREA Conference, (pp.206-213), University of Warwick/ SCUTREA.

Mansour, N. (2010). Exploring science teachers’ beliefs, intentions and practices about teaching and learning Science-Technology-Society (STS) issues. Eurasian Journal of Physics and Chemistry Education, 2(2), 123-157.

Mansour, N. (2010). Science teachers’ interpretations of Islamic culture related to science education Vs. the Islamic epistemology and ontology of science. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 5(1), 127-140.

Mansour, N. (2010). The impact of the knowledge and beliefs of Egyptian science teachers in integrating an STS based curriculum. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 21(5), 513-534.

Nixon, D. 2010. “Wonderfully  and  Fearfully  Made  in  the  Image  of  God”: Ordinands’  Perceptions  of  Sexualities  and  Sexualities  Education. Journal of Adult Theological Education, 7, no. 1: 9–25.

Hunt, C. (2009) A long and winding road: a personal journey from community education to spirituality via reflective practice. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 28(1), 71-89.

Hunt, C. (2009) ‘Wyrd knowledge: towards an understanding of spirituality through reflective practice and mythopoesis’. In P.Willis, T.Leonard, A.Morrison and S.Hodge (eds), Spiritualty, Mythopoesis and Learning, Queensland: Post Pressed, pp.130-146.

Hunt, C. (2009) ‘A step too far? From professional reflective practice to spirituality’. In H.Bradbury, N.Frost, S.Kilminster and M.Zukas (eds), Beyond Reflective Practice: New approaches to Professional Lifelong Learning, London: Routledge, pp.155-169.

Hunt, C. (2009) ‘“They pass by themselves without wondering”: Using the self in, and as, research’. In P.Coare and L.Cecil (eds) Really Useful Research: Critical Perspectives on Evidence-based Policy and Practice in Lifelong Learning – Proceedings of the 39th Annual SCUTREA Conference, (pp.255-262), University of Cambridge/ SCUTREA.

Hunt, C. (2009) ‘Seeking Integration: Spirituality in the context of lifelong learning and professional reflective practice in R.L.Lawrence (ed.) Honoring our Past, Embracing our Future - Proceedings of the 50th American Adult Education Research Conference, (pp. 155-160), National-Louis University/AERC, Chicago, IL.

Dillon, P., Bayliss, P., Stolpe, I.  & Bayliss, L. (2008) What constitutes ‘context’ in sociocultural research. How the Mongolian experience challenges theory, Transtext(e)sTranscultures, 4, 18-31.

Aylward, K., Freathy, R. (2008). Children's conceptions of Jesus. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 29(3), 297-304.

Freathy, R. (2008). The Triumph of Religious Education for Citizenship in English Schools, 1935-1949. History of Education, 37(2), 295-316.

Freathy, R.J.K. (2008). Three Perspectives on Religious Education and Education for Citizenship in English Schools, 1934-1944. British Journal of Religious Education, 30(2), 103-112.

Freathy, R. (2008). Religious assembly in McCulloch G,Crook D (eds.) The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education, London: Routledge, 488-489.

Freathy, R. (2008). Religious education in McCulloch G,Crook D (eds.) The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education, London: Routledge, 490-491.

Freathy, R. (2008). Religious school in McCulloch G,Crook D (eds.) The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education, London: Routledge, 491-492.Freathy, R. (2007). Ecclesiastical and religious factors which preserved Christian and traditional forms of citizenship in English schools, 1934-1944. Oxford Review of Education, 33(3), 367-377.  

Hunt, C. (2008) In our end is our beginning: spirituality and the role of the adult educator. In J.Crowther et al (eds) Whither Adult Education in the Learning Paradigm? (pp.303-310), University of Edinburgh: SCUTREA.

Mansour, N. (2008). Religious beliefs: a hidden variable in the performance of science teachers in the classroom. European Educational Research Journal, 7(4), 557-576.

Mansour, N. (2008). The experiences and personal religious beliefs of egyptian science teachers as a framework for understanding the shaping and reshaping of their beliefs and practices about Science-Technology-Society (STS). International Journal of Science Education, 30(12), 1605-1634.

Freathy, R. (2006). Gender, age, attendance at a place of worship and young people's attitudes towards the Bible. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 27(3), 327-339.