Perceptions of the value of Collective Worship amongst trainee teachers in England

Mogra, I. (2016) Perceptions of the value of Collective Worship amongst trainee teachers in England. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 37 (2). pp. 172-185. ISSN 13617672 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This article draws on a survey conducted with primary school trainee teachers in a university in England. The survey set out to investigate their knowledge, understanding and their view about the role that Collective Worship (CW) plays in schools. A sample of 125 participants contributed to the findings of this inquiry by completing a questionnaire. The results demonstrate that these students think that CW makes a significant contribution to the spiritual, moral, social, cultural (SMSC), and emotional and intellectual development of pupils. The most significant finding is that they think worship should be retained. Their views are important as they provide further insights for the debates currently taking place about the status and nature of worship in schools. The research has implications for further studies and to develop the overall knowledge about CW among trainee teachers. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Collective Worship (CW), school, spiritual, moral, social, cultural (SMSC), and emotional development, teacher, trainee
Subjects: X100 Training Teachers
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE) > Re-thinking Practitioner Education and Professional Practice
UoA Collections > UoA25: Education
Depositing User: Miss Jessica Baylis
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 08:48
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 11:27
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3447

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