SECOND CONFERENCE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN OUR CHANGING SOCIETY, UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERNCAPE, 14-16 JULY 1981

Jannie Malan

Abstract


The first conference on Religious Education in our changing society was convened by the University of the Witwatersrand, the Johannesburg College of Education and the Christian Education Movement.  It was held in July 1980 at the University of the Witwatersrand and attended by 77delegates. During this very successful first conference the following issues of importance emerged

  1. The need for better qualified teachers of Religious Education.
  2. Review of the position whereby unqualified and/or unwilling teachers can be required to teach Religious Education.
  3. Review of R E Syllabuses in the light of present needs and an examination of the desirability of a common core syllabus for all, and making Religious education an examination subject.
  4. The question of the greater involvement of communities in matters relating to Religious Education.
  5. The need for examination of the potential changes in society and how religious education is to meet these changes.

Keywords


Religious education; South African Schools

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/4-0-2043

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