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Religion At School

Introduction

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Traditional religion has been a subject that has always been taught at school with the aim of not only teaching students about religion but also instilling the values that come with religion. Nowadays, in many western countries, particularly in big cities, it is very multicultural and with that comes different religious beliefs. Many people now believe that teaching just one religion at schools is neither appropriate nor fair to those who follow a different religion. Due to this, there seems to be increasing support to remove religion from the educational system completely or ensure that all religions are taught.

 

 

Vocabulary

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  • religion (noun)
  • teach (verb)
  • subject (noun)
  • learn (verb)
  • multicultural (adjective)
  • value (noun)
  • appropriate (adjective)
  • fair (adjective)

The Question

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Should religion be taught in schools?

Additional Questions

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  • Did you learn about religion when you were at school?
  • What positives are there about teaching religion at school?
  • What negatives are there about teaching religion at school?
  • Overall do you think that religion should be something that is taught in schools? Why?

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