For the classroom 11-16

How should RE represent issues about caste in the classroom?

Professor Eleanor Nesbitt of the University of Warwick and Lat Blaylock, REtoday Editor, have some research-based suggestions for teaching about caste. The challenge is for teachers to recognise the place of caste in identity in ways that are open to questions of justice and fairness. Avoiding simplistic, prejudicial representations of religious tradition and community is vital in RE. Teachers have a pastoral responsibility to listen intelligently to what is going on in their schools.

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