Consensus or Conflict?
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Faith Schools by Jo Cairns
Book DescriptionUntil 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415335256
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jo Cairns
World Yearbook of Education 2001, Paperback (March 2012)
This yearbook on education for 2001 brings together leading international voices on values in education and presents a window on current debates. These include such fundamental issues as who should decide upon the values we adopt.
Faith Schools and Society, Paperback (October 2011)
Do faith schools have a place in a plural society? Which types of school contribute most effectively to a plural society? This title intends to answer these questions and more by exploring the fit between personal, spiritual and academic goals in contemporary educational experience and individual school cultures.
Faith Schools, Paperback (December 2004)
This text is an accessible overview of the debates, issues and practicalities of faith-based education. It sets out the challenges and opportunities of different approaches to faith schools and addresses the choices faced by parents.
Values and the Curriculum, Hardback (October 2000)» View all books by Jo Cairns
In this volume, educationists and experts on values, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, discuss the question of values and the curriculum in societies which are changing rapidly and in which disagreements about values are sometimes acrimonious.
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Author Biography - Jo Cairns
Roy Gardner is Course Leader for Advanced Short Courses, Denis Lawton is Professor of Education and Jo Cairns is Lecturer in Education all at the Institute of Education, University of London.
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