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ERIC Number: EJ896267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2743
Some Social Consequences of Faith-Based Schooling: A Comparative Study of Denominational Secondary Education in Thanet and Lille
Welsh, Paul J.
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v8 n1 p181-201 Aug 2010
The paper opens with a discussion of some of the methodological difficulties inherent in comparative educational research, and outlines ways in which systemic inequalities in doing comparative work can be reduced. The social circumstances in Thanet and Lille are delineated, and the paper then considers structural differences in denominational education delivery in approximately matched schools in the two regions. Structural reasons for the differences in the delivery are explored, a Marxist analysis of the circumstances is proposed, and the paper closes with some conclusions concerning the functions and validity of denominational education, and the deleterious effect it has on social exclusion. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom