David Ashton

David Ashton

David Ashton has predominantly taught in inner city secondary schools in the UK. He has been critical of the quality of GCSE RS courses in England and enjoys contributing to discussion and debate about the nature, role and future of Religious Education in schools.

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Monday, 12 January 2015 10:26

Should schools teach Religious Education?

Research carried out by YouGov in January 2013 found that 19% of young people did not know that Adam and Eve were Biblical characters. Although the survey took place just after Christmas, 30% of 12-15 year olds did not recognise the Nativity narrative as a biblical story, rising to 35% when only 15 year olds were considered. A further 43% of respondents had never read, seen or heard the story of Jesus’ crucifixion.

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