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Upper secondary school religion and life course: Perceptions of the inaugural cohort

Religious Education Journal of Australia
Volume 28 Issue 1 (2012)

Abstract: In 2009, the course Religion and Life was made available to upper secondary students completing the Western Australian Certificate of Education. Across the State, nineteen Catholic schools offered the Stage Three version of this course, with the first cohort of students graduating in 2010. The purpose of this paper is to capture the perceptions of this inaugural cohort, both teachers and students, to determine whether the stated course outcomes had been achieved. Both quantitative and qualitative data were gathered for analysis. Findings indicated that even though the matter of resourcing requires further attention, overall, stakeholders were satisfied that the course outcomes had been met. Recommendations are presented for further strengthening of the course.

To cite this article: Berlach, Richard G and Hackett, Chris. Upper secondary school religion and life course: Perceptions of the inaugural cohort [online]. Religious Education Journal of Australia, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2012: 9-15. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=055758092209544;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 0815-3094. [cited 26 Aug 16].

Personal Author: Berlach, Richard G; Hackett, Chris; Source: Religious Education Journal of Australia, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2012: 9-15 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 0815-3094 Subject: Education, Secondary--Curricula--Planning; Spiritual life; Catholic schools; Teacher-student relationships; Students--Attitudes; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Professor, School of Education, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Campus, email: richard.berlach@nd.edu.au
(2) Associate Professor, School of Education, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Campus, email: chris.hackett@nd.edu.au

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection