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ERIC Number: EJ766908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 34
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 86
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
The Advent of a Public Pluriformity Model: Faith-Based School Choice in Alberta
Hiemstra, John L.; Brink, Robert A.
Canadian Journal of Education, v29 n4 p1157-1190 2006
Four typical arrangements for relating faith to schooling were developed in Canada during the nineteenth century. All resulted from compromises between the assimilating traditions of Christian Constantinianism and Enlightenment liberalism. These arrangements only reluctantly accommodate the religious diversity within society. Although scholars classify Alberta's system as non-sectarian public schooling with minority denominational districts, evidence suggests the advent of a new pragmatic pluriform public school system. This new system contains many types of school authorities and structures; all but one permit some form of faith-based schooling. A broad spectrum of faiths is expressed within these school authorities. (Contains 8 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada