Teaching Christianity in school is still supported by most people, reveals Oxford survey
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Huffington Post (UK), 26/11/2012, Press Association
A poll [by YouGov] for Oxford University showed the majority (64%) of people surveyed supported teaching Christianity to pupils so they could understand English history, while 57% of the 1,800 people questioned said it was important if pupils are to understand the English culture and way of life. The poll was commissioned as part of a new project by researchers at the University to support teachers teaching Christianity in RE lessons. The lead researcher is Dr Nigel Fancourt, a lecturer in the department of education.
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Radio: Phil Gayle and Friends, BBC Radio Oxford
26/11/2012, 08:52 & 11:02
A new poll suggests that two thirds of adults think it is important for children to learn about Christianity. Lead researcher on the study Dr Nigel Fancourt of Oxford University is interviewed.
Radio: Julia Hartley-Brewer, LBC 97.3
26/11/2012, 13:05 & 13:12