Philosophy May Come to Schools in Wales

Wales is poised to scrap Religious Education lessons in its schools, it has been revealed. Instead, the Welsh Government’s Minister for Education and Skills, Huw Lewis, argued it should be renamed to focus on the teaching of “religion, philosophy and ethics”.

The Independent reports that the idea is intended both to “combat extremism” in the religious education currently in the curriculum, and to demonstrate “an explicit commitment to allowing children to ponder ideas around ethics and citizenship and what it means to be a citizen of a free country.”

The story is here.

(via Dan Dennis)

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