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Religious Diversity

The resources in this topic enable teacher educators, student teachers and trainees to develop an understanding and sensitivity to religious diversity in the classroom, irrespective of their own religious or non-religious convictions. Below is a selection of key resources in this area. Other resources can be found by browsing the themes (A to F) in the left-hand box. Number of resources (12)


# This scenario addresses issues of religious diversity and identity and was specially commissioned for trainee teachers and school mentors.
# This scenario deals with religious discrimination and was specially commissioned for trainee teachers and school mentors.
# RE-Net provides resources, comment and guidance on teaching about religion in schools and teacher education.
# Ofsted’s national report on the provision and standards in Religious Education.
# Document prepared by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) which enjoins member European states to to provide guidance to their schools on respecting cultural difference and teaching about religion in a fair and balanced way.
An Agreed Syllabus comprising learning model, schemes of work, lesson plans and resources for teaching about religion in schools.
# Useful video classroom materials on a range of religious topics for Key Stages 1 - 4.
Article on the history of Islamism which provides a critique of modern-day interpretations by adherents of this minority within Islam.
Report providing information and guidance on the needs of Muslim pupils. Useful reference point for schools, governors and teachers.
Article exploring how an anti-racist mindset can shape the primary RE curriculum. Includes advice and strategies for anti-racist teaching.
Session using extracts from 'The Ones who walk away from Omelas' by Ursula le Guin to explore scapegoating and racism. Suitable for KS 3,4 and 5.
Report addressing the attainment of Pakistani and Kashmiri heritage and describes factors that can enhance success. Includes ITE activities.