Perceptions of the relationships between science and religion held by upper-secondary school students in Church of England schools

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Billingsley, B. and Nassaji, M. 2019. Perceptions of the relationships between science and religion held by upper-secondary school students in Church of England schools. International Journal of Christianity & Education.
AuthorsBillingsley, B. and Nassaji, M.
Abstract

We report on a large-scale survey of 1772 upper-secondary school students in 16 Church of England schools to discover their perceptions of how science and religion relate. We found that students who attend Church schools are pedagogically, socially and cognitively confined to the view that science and religion conflict. The findings are discussed alongside interview studies with students which sought to discover the extent to which they have the epistemic insight they need to access a range of views about the relationships between science and religion.

KeywordsChurch of England Schools; Epistemic insight; Science and religion; Scientism
Year2019
JournalInternational Journal of Christianity & Education
PublisherSage
ISSN2056-9971
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1177/2056997119895542
Official URLhttp://doi.org/10.1177/2056997119895542
Publication dates
Online2019
Publication process dates
Deposited20 Jan 2020
Accepted02 Nov 2019
Accepted author manuscript
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