Citizenship through Secondary Religious Education by Liam Gearon

By Liam Gearon

Religion has accomplished ever larger prominence in debates approximately citizenship at each point of cultural, financial, social and political existence. Citizenship via Secondary spiritual Education highlights the various key concerns surrounding citizenship for the R.E. teacher.

Topics chosen contain these of ancient and rapid relevance to educating citizenship via spiritual schooling. There are chapters overlaying basic serious making plans matters and people focusing on particular subject matters such as:

  • The open society and its enemies
  • planning for citizenship via non secular education
  • genocide
  • asylum
  • freedom of faith and belief
  • sustainable development
  • the rights of indigenous peoples.

Practical in its type, the information awarded during this booklet should be worthy to lecturers and scholar academics of non secular schooling and experts in citizenship. those that were allotted accountability for instructing Citizenship or spiritual schooling, or want to educate them as moment matters, also will locate this publication an invaluable resource.

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It has now been translated into over thirty languages, and further editions are constantly planned. But in Britain and America, Popper is slowly being dropped from university syllabuses; his name is fading, if not yet forgotten. This, admittedly, is a penalty of success rather than the price of failure. Many of the political ideas which in 1946 seemed so radical and were so important have become received wisdom. The attacks on dogma and historical inevitability, the stress on tolerance and humility – these today are beyond challenge and so debate.

26 Critical contexts and planning issues The Open Society and Its Enemies The one and only time that the two philosophers, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper, met was in a room in Cambridge just after the Second World War, on 25 October 1946. The best-selling book that detailed their meeting was called Wittgenstein’s Poker written by David Edmonds and John Eidinow. The title arose from the contested story of Wittgenstein’s reaction to Popper’s talk when, it is alleged, Wittgenstein – and, by some accounts, threateningly – raised a poker at the visiting lecturer, Karl Popper.

Ch/ESS_Mission_services/ngo/liaison The end of history? Decades after the UN Charter was signed, Fukuyama’s (1992) much discussed soundbite about ‘the end of history’ made claims that this ideal of how a society should operate was now genuinely accepted universally – liberal capitalism had ‘won’ the Cold War and liberal democracy based on a value system of shared human rights was now the unchallenged model for all societies. Yet the decade that followed Fukuyama’s vast claims proved problematic and challenging for any notion that human rights were a universally accepted social and political reality.

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