Dr Judith Everington BA MA MEd PGCE PhD
Department of Education Studies
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Phone: 024 765 22841
Judith Everington is Associate Professor in Religious Education in the Department of Education Studies at the University of Warwick. She is a member of WRERU and has been Co-ordinator of Curriculum Development for the Unit. She is also a member of the Association of University Lecturers in Religions and the National Association of teachers of RE. She belongs to a number of research networks in Europe and beyond, including:
- the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values.
- European Network for Religious Education through Contextual Approaches
Judith is a reviewer for the British Journal of Religious Education.
Course Leader of the MA in Religions and Education
MA dissertation supervision
Research and Curriculum Development
Co-director (with Professor Jackson) of the Warwick RE Project
Co-editor of the Bridges to Religions and Interpreting Religions curriculum series
Co-director of the Warwick Life History of RE Teachers Project
Judith Everington writes on RE teachers’ personal and professional lives; the training and professional development of beginning RE teachers: the relationship between RE and Anti-Racist Education and curriculum development in RE. Her latest research is on issues raised by the inclusion and teaching of non-religious worldviews in RE. Judith's publications include:
Everington J, (2018 forthcoming) ‘Should religious education include the exploration of existential questions through non-religious worldviews?’: the views and experiences of English secondary school teachers’ in Spoore K, Skeie, G and Ristiniemi, J (eds) Existential Questions in Research and Education, Stockholm University Press.
Jackson R and Everington J, (2017) ‘Teaching Inclusive Religious Education Impartially: An English Perspective’, British Journal of Religious Education, 39:1, 7-24.
Everington, J (2016) ‘‘Being Professional’: RE teachers’ understanding Professionalism 1997-2014', British Journal of Religious Education, 38, 2, 177-188.
Everington, J (2015) ‘Bridging Separate Communities: The Aspirations and Experiences of Minority Ethnic RE Teachers in England’. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 36 (2),
Everington J (2012) ’We’re All in This Together, the Kids and Me’: Beginning Teachers’ Use of Their Personal Life
Knowledge in the Classroom’. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 33 (3),
Everington J, Ter Avest, I, Bakker, C and Van der Want A (2011) ‘European Religious Education teachers’ biographies and their perceptions of and responses to classroom diversity’. British Journal of Religious Education, 33 (2),
Everington J (2009) ‘Individuality and Inclusion - English Teachers and Religious Diversity’, in Van der Want A, Bakker, C, Ter Avest I and Everington, J (eds) Teachers Responding to Diversity in Europe: Researching Biography and Pedagogy, Munster, Waxman, 29-41.
Everington J (2009) ‘The Use of the Interpretive Approach in the Professional Development of Student Teachers of Religious Education’ in Ipgrave, J, Jackson, R and O’Grady K (Eds) Religious Education Research through a Community of Practice: Action Research and the Interpretive Approach, Munster, Waxmann, 182-197.
Everington, Judith (2007) Freedom and Direction in Religious Education: The Case of English Trainee Teachers and ‘Learning from Religion’, in Bakker, C, Heimbrock H G, Jackson J, Skeie G and Weisse W (eds) Researching RE Teachers. RE Teachers as Researchers, Religious Diversity and Education in Europe Vol 4,
Everington, Judith (2005) Adolescent attitudes to ‘the other: citizenship and religious education in England, in Francis L J, Astley J and Robbins M (eds) Religion, Education and Adolescence: International Empirical Perspectives, Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 235-261.
Sikes, Pat and Everington, Judith (2004) '"I'm a woman before I'm an RE teacher": managing religious identity in secondary shools', Gender and Education (accepted for publication)
Everington Judith and Sikes Pat (2001) 'I want to change the world: the beginning RE teacher, the reduction of prejudice and the pursuit of intercultural understanding and respect', in H Heimbrock, C Scheilke, and P Schreiner (eds) Towards Religious Competence: Diversity as a Challenge for Education in Europe, Munster, LIT Verlag.
Pat Sikes and Judith Everington (2001) ‘Becoming an RE Teacher: a Life History Approach’, British Journal of Religious Education, 24 (1), 8-20.
Judith Everington (2000) ‘Mission Impossible?: Religious Education in the 1990s' in Leicester and Modgil (eds) Religious and Spiritual Education, Vol 2, Series 2, Values, Culture and Education Series, Cassell.
Full list of publications.