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ERIC Number: EJ785631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Faith in Education: The Politics of State Funding and the "New" Christian Schooling in Australia
Symes, Colin; Gulson, Kalervo N.
Educational Policy, v22 n2 p231-249 2008
Fundamentalist and evangelical Christianity is growing in popularity in Australia, concurrent with the ascendancy of the new Christian school. This article examines the historical and policy landscapes that have given rise to this educational phenomenon and draws some links with other education systems, particularly the United States. It is argued that, in Australia, a propitious setting for the rise of new Christian schools has been created through the interplay of evangelical and fundamentalist Christianity, Australia's Constitution, and an enabling neoliberal policy environment. (Contains 1 table and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United States