House of Commons
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EDM #1013
Tabled 13 April 1994
1993-94 Session
That this House notes with concern the findings of a number of recent reports that specialist religious education teachers at various levels in the education system are in short supply, lacking in support, overstretched and under resourced, and that therefore there is frequent underprovision of religious education in primary and secondary schools; and recommends therefore that religious education should be designated a shortage teaching subject, attracting bursaries and other incentives, that relgious education continue to be offered as a specialist subject and as a widely available if not compulsory supportive subject in initial teacher education, and that an intensive programme of inservice education and training in religious education be established for those teachers who wish to develop their competence in the subject, and for those who wish to plan and lead collective worship in schools and to relate this to spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.