Faith Schools / Edition 1

Faith Schools / Edition 1

by Jo Cairns
     
 

Until fairly recently the separation of pupils according to religion was felt to be compatible with a comprehensive education. That consensus no longer holds and there is a strong positive lobby either to absorb faith schools altogether within the state system or at least to dilute their membership ensuring they include children from other faiths, or no faith at

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Overview

Until fairly recently the separation of pupils according to religion was felt to be compatible with a comprehensive education. That consensus no longer holds and there is a strong positive lobby either to absorb faith schools altogether within the state system or at least to dilute their membership ensuring they include children from other faiths, or no faith at all.

This book addresses the current concerns, questions and interest surrounding the legitimacy, support and intended expansion of faith schools. Divided into five sections, it includes chapters on:

* the legal frameworks for faith schools and the rights of the child
* faith-based schools in the UK, Northern Ireland, France and the USA
* the impact of faith schools on pupil performance
* faith schools, religious education and citizenship
* political and research issues.

Faith Schools: Consensus or Conflict? is of interest to educators, policymakers, researchers and students of education, religion and sociology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415335263
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/24/2005
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Faith schools now : an overview7
2Faith schools and colleges of education since 180014
3The legal framework for faith-based schools and the rights of the child36
4Faith schools : can they be justified?51
5Are faith schools divisive?61
6Religion and schools - a fresh way forward? : a rights-based approach to diversity in schools74
7Faith-based schools in the United Kingdom : an unenthusiastic defence of a slightly reformed status quo83
8Keeping the faith with social capital : from Coleman to new labour on social justice, religion and education90
9Perceptions and practices of Christian schools105
10Learning together : the case for 'joint church' schools113
11Segregation or cohesion : church of England schools in Bradford122
12Through the looking glass : religion, identity and citizenship in a plural culture : from the viewpoint of the modern orthodox Jewish school138
13Measuring Catholic school performance : an international perspective147
14Faith schools and Northern Ireland : a review of research156
15Exclusion or embrace? : faith, social ideals and 'common schooling' in America's public education166
16Faith schools in France : from conflict to consensus?178
17Faith schools and communities : communitarianism, social capital and citizenship191
18The impact of faith schools on pupil performance202
19Faith schools, religious education and citizenship213
20Continuing personal and professional development and faith schools222
21Faith schools : some political issues and an agenda for research242

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