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Exploring Life Choices

Exploring Life Choices

Author: Adrian Dempsey, Chris Fallon, Sean Hall, Paul Uden

The origins of this book lie in a meeting of the National Board of Religious Inspectors and Advisers (NBRIA). Concern was expressed by some members that there was insufficient help being given to Catholic educators in the whole area of Education for Personal Relationships (EPR). This is also sometimes referred to as Personal, Social, (and moral) Education (PS(M)E), or even PSHE (Personal, SociaL and Health Education) . The result of the discussion was, almost inevitably, the setting up of a working party to look into this. Part of the brief was also to produce some suitable materials, particularly in the field of sex education, for use in Catholic schools. A meeting was arranged for those interested in taking the matter further.

Format: Spiral Bound
Dimensions: 29.6x21.5x1.5
ISBN: 978-1898366676
Category: Rejoice

 
£ 6.95
 

EDUCATION FOR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS.

The origins of this book lie in a meeting of the National Board of Religious Inspectors and Advisers (NBRIA). Concern was expressed by some members that there was insufficient help being given to Catholic educators in the whole area of Education for Personal Relationships (EPR). This is also sometimes referred to as Personal, Social, (and moral) Education (PS(M)E), or even PSHE (Personal, SociaL and Health Education) . The result of the discussion was, almost inevitably, the setting up of a working party to look into this. Part of the brief was also to produce some suitable materials, particularly in the field of sex education, for use in Catholic schools. A meeting was arranged for those interested in taking the matter further.

After some initial discussion the members of the working party agreed that there was no point in trying to produce materials for use in schools, especially in sex education. Not only does material quickly become out-dated, but also very professionally produced materials are available from many different sources already. Many of these can be readily adapted for use in a Catholic school. We came to the conclusion that the real problem lay in the lack of confidence among people in a Catholic context – teachers, governors, parents, and priests – to address some of the delicate issues involved in EPR. In the end this is what we decided to try to address.

Four people came together to work on this project – Adrian Dempsey (Secondary Schools’ Adviser, Diocese of Salford), Chris Fallon (Pastoral Director at Ushaw College, formerly Director of the Pastoral Formation Team in the Archdiocese of Liverpool), Sean Hall (Director of the Religious Education Centre, Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle) , and Paul Uden (Secondary Schools’ Adviser, Central and West Areas of the Archdiocese of Westminster). We are responsible for the writing and production of this book, which is the main fruit of our work together.

Our early discussions resulted in the article that now appears as Part 1 of the book. This gives the background to the rest of the work, and is essential reading tor those using the material in Part 2. This pan of the book is based on later discussions in the working party. We decided to try to produce some material that would be of use in giving people confidence in dealing with the delicate areas of EPR, and we decided to do it in the form of a specialist module for the Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies (CCRS). The proposed module, with its aims and learning outcomes, was approved by the Board of Studies of the CCRS. The submission was made in the name of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, but it is available for use by any Centre or group teaching the CCRS.

Weight    0.273 kg
Dimensions    296 × 215 × 15 mm
 



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