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ERIC Number: EJ865886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
The Fostering of Religious Pluralism in Public Education: A Case Study
Donlevy, J. Kent; Crimmon, A. Mac
Religious Education, v104 n2 p114-132 Mar-Apr 2009
The Canadian province of Alberta is a jurisdiction where religious pluralism is fostered within the public school system. This article is a case study of that phenomenon that briefly reviews the genesis, denouement, and resurrection of Protestant education in Alberta's public schools. Warranted by Alberta's 1988 "alternative school" legislation, many formerly independent Protestant schools have voluntarily merged with and thus come under the aegis of public school districts, while ostensibly maintaining their religious character and receiving financial benefits. However, this article suggests that there are latent issues regarding such mergers surrounding governance, administrative, and religious matters that may negatively impact the nature of the religious ethos of Protestant education in Alberta's public schools.
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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