Valuing Diversity: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers

The National Curriculum Guidelines for the teaching of Citizenship at Key Stages 3 (11-14) and 4 (14-16) include a requirement to study the social/cultural/religious context in the UK and beyond.

This guide for teachers supports the goals of the national curriculum, linking interfaith experience with citizenship and religious and moral education. The aim is to encourage a better understanding of moral, social and cultural issues in the UK and to help pupils think about the impact of plural identities and conflict resolution. Practical, classroom-based exercises are laid out in a user-friendly style.

Valuing Diversity has been developed in conjunction with specialists in school material publications, and drawing upon advice from key secondary education specialists. A focus on Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations and the broader ethnic and religious diversity is an excellent vehicle for teachers to fulfill this expectation.

This is a revised edition of the first popular and successful Valuing Diversity published in 2001. The guide was revised and updated in 2008 by Amineh Hoti and Edward Kessler to include Muslim perspectives on dialogue and understanding.