Robert Jackson

University of Warwick, Director of Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit


Robert Jackson was Director of Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (1994-2012) and is Professor of Religions and Education at the University of Warwick and a Special Adviser to the European Wergeland Centre, Oslo. He has been involved in international research and development, including the European Commission's REDCo project, and the Council of Europe's wide-ranging work on religion and education. He was Editor of the British Journal of Religious Education (1996-2011). In 2013 he received the William Rainey Harper Award from the Religious Education Association (USA), presented to 'outstanding leaders whose work in other fields has had profound impact upon religious education'. He was also made a life member of the Religious Education Association and the Association of University Lecturers in Religious Education. His latest book 'Signposts': Policy and Practice for Teaching about Religions and Non-Religious Worldviews in Intercultural Education published by the Council of Europe Publishing, 2014, is written for policy makers, schools and teacher educators across Europe, discussing the implementation of a recent Council of Europe Recommendation.

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