Faith Schools: Consensus Or Conflict?
Roy Gardner, Denis Lawton, Jo Cairns
Psychology Press, 2005 - Education - 267 pages
Until recently the separation of pupils in Britain according to religion was felt to be compatible with a comprehensive education. That consensus no longer holds and there is a strong and positive lobby either to abandon "faith schools" within the state system altogether or to dilute their membership by ensuring they include pupils from other faiths, or no faith at all. This book is an accessible overview of the debates, issues and practicalities of faith-based education in the UK. It sets out the challenges and opportunities of different approaches to faith schools and addresses the choices faced by parents in our plural and multicultural communities, as well as the education investment and development currently undertaken by faith schools. Finally, the case is presented for and against faith schools with a summary chapter attempting to provide a way forward for the debate. "Faith Schools" addresses the current concerns, questions and interest surrounding the legitimacy, support and intended expansion of faith schools in the UK. It sets out the historical and legal background of the establishment of such schools within the framework of state comprehensive educational provision and discusses the reasons why it is difficult to jettison these at present.
Faith schools now An overview
Faith schools and colleges of education since 1800 Brian Gates
The legal framework for faithbased schools and the rights of the child Marie ParkerJenkins
Faith schools For and against
Faith schools Can they be justified?
Are faith schools divisive?
Religion and schools a fresh way forward? A rightsbased approach to diversity in schools
Faithbased schools in the United Kingdom
Faith schools the experience elsewhere
Measuring Catholic school performance An international perspective
Faith schools and Northern Ireland A review of research
Exclusion or embrace? Faith social ideals and common schooling in Americas public education
Faith schools in France from conflict to consensus?
Faith schools the way forward
Faith schools and communities
The impact of faith schools on pupil performance
Keeping the faith with social capital from Coleman to New Labour on social justice religion and education
Faith schools In practice
Perceptions and practices of Christian schools
Learning together The case for joint church schools
Segregation or cohesion Church of England schools in Bradford
Through the looking glass religion identity and citizenship in a plural culture
Faith schools religious education and citizenship
Continuing personal and professional development and faith schools
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