Secular Education Forum
The Secular Education Forum (SEF) provides expert and professional advice and opinion to the National Secular Society (NSS) on issues related to education and provides a forum for anyone with expertise in the intersection of education and secularism.
The SEF's main objective is to advocate the value of secularism/religious neutrality as a professional standard in education. The SEF welcomes supporters of all faiths and none. It provides expert support for the NSS working towards a secular education system free from religious privilege, proselytization, partisanship or discrimination.
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Education blogs and commentary
A selection of blogs and comment pieces on education and secularism. For education news from the NSS, please click here.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014
If social integration is the aspiration, we should start in schools and remove faith schools' right to religious selection, argues Philip Collins.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014
Education policy and practice should focus more on children's independent interests and building a shared society rather than pandering to religious groups motivated by self-preservation, argues NSS campaigns manager, Stephen Evans.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014
With widespread apathy about what passes for religious education in schools, our classrooms are increasingly being used by religious groups to carry out their missionary work. Terry Sanderson explains how Australian parents have led the way in removing evangelists from schools.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014
With the Church of England is on its last legs, it's about time its continued involvement in state education was called into question, argues Terry Sanderson.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014
Terry Sanderson reflects upon some recent findings on mixed communities and integration, and the implication of those findings for our education system.