RELIGION IN EDUCATION
National Framework for Religious Education in England includes secular
world views. An introductory statement reads ‘Many pupils come from
religious backgrounds but others have no attachment to religious
beliefs and practices. Therefore, to ensure that all pupils’ voices are
heard and that the RE curriculum is broad and balanced, it is
recommended that there should be opportunities for pupils to study
secular philosophies such as humanism.’
2013, the Religious Education Advisory Committee REAC in the Isle of
Man has had one representative (Muriel Garland) from Isle of Man
Freethinkers with observer status. It also now has two
representatives from the IOM Interfaith Group.
UK publishes teaching materials for all Key Stages and supports
the Association of Humanist Teachers. The link http://humanism.org.uk/education contains resources for teachers.