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I heard Terence Copley, professor of education at the university of Exeter lecture today on indoctrination.  He began by asking would we know if we were being indoctrinated? He wants to argue, I think rightly, that the UK education system indoctrinates young people into secularism, where religion is marginalised, omitted or excluded. In contrast he argues that all good RE is the opposite to indoctrination and is about giving young people wisdom and choice. Indoctrination is teaching that God must exist or must not exist, whereas RE should be about the possibility of God. For more see his book Indoctrination, education and God (2005, SPCK)



Thanks for this, Andy: sounds interesting.

Árni Svanur

I agree, interesting post and interesting book.

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