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ERIC Number: EJ794904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
On Not Abolishing Faith Schools: A Response to Michael Hand and H. Siegel
Groothuis, Douglas
Theory and Research in Education, v2 n2 p177-188 2004
This article finds Michael's Hand's argument for the abolition of faith schools to be deficient because key premises of his argument seem false. I argue that the concept of knowledge that Hand employs in arguing that no religious proposition is known to be true is overly strict. I reject Siegel's attempt to amend Hand's argument to make it stronger because Siegel employs a false construal of "faith". I further argue that Hand's premise that students in faith schools will not take their teachers to be religious authorities is very weak. Finally, I note that the "abolishing" of faith schools does not follow from either Hand's or Siegel's argument.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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