|A utilitarian view of education
Some people have a somewhat narrow view of education being a good thing only because of its usefulness (utility) in eventually getting a job. On this view the study of religion is only useful if one is going be a vicar or a nun! Most educators don't see it like this, but view their subjects as worth studying for their own sake. The pages on this site may help to broaden a utilitarian view of religious education.
|Utilitarianism is also a philosophical method of making moral decisions - its most famous proponent being the English philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832).
If you are interested the Bentham Project at UCL has some good pages related to the theory.