Some references for this section on issues with the language of religous education

Crawford, M. & Rossiter, G. (2006). Reasons for living: Education and young people's search for meaning, identity and spirituality. Melbourne: Australian Council for Educational Research. (Chapter 18 on the centrality of the construct 'faith development' in Catholic school religious education.)

Finn, A. (2011). Parents, teachers and religious education: A study in a Catholic secondary school in rural Victoria . Sydney: Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Broken Bay.

Fowler, J.W. (1981). Stages of faith: The psychology of human development and the quest for meaning , San Francisco: Harper & Row..

Horell, H. (2004). Fostering hope: Christian religious education in a postmodern age, Religious Education, (99) 1, 5-22.

Pope Francis I, (2013). The interview with Pope Francis I, La Civiltà Cattolica, August 2013. (English translation, America, September 30, 2013).

Rossiter, G. (1981). Stifling Union or Creative Divorce? The Future Relationship between Catechesis and Religious Education in Catholic Schools. Word in Life, 29, 4, 162-173.

Michael Warren, (1986). Ministry, Catechesis and Religious Education: Implications for Youth Ministry and Catholic Schools. Catholic School Studies , 59 , 2, 45-48.
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This is one of the best articles available that clarifies the distinction between Catechesis and Religious Education.)