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ERIC Number: EJ776801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
The Malign Effects of Faith Schools
Chitty, Clyde
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v49 n3 p229-236 2007
The author argues that faith schools serve to exacerbate existing divisions in society and are therefore a threat to social cohesion. In many parts of Britain where segregation is already a reality, "faith" has now become another word for "race". Ethnic groups are not evenly spread between the religions, creating a situation where religion is used as a "proxy" for ethnicity. At the same time, there is the distinct possibility that some faith schools (and academies sponsored by faith groups) will use their power to influence the curriculum to undermine the values of a liberal, tolerant and enlightened society. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom