ERIC Number: EJ907560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
The Christian Schools Campaign: What Were Its Long-Term Consequences?
Research in Education, v81 n1 p12-19 May 2009
This article looks at the long-term consequences of a political campaign that was influential in Britain between 1988 and 1992, the Christian Schools Campaign. The campaign was a response to the need for funding of a group of small independent Christian schools. The article brings up to date the direct outcomes of the campaign in two areas. The first area to be examined concerns the extent to which the campaign succeeded in its aim of achieving funding for the new Christian schools. In this respect it is seen to have failed, although it succeeded in a broader sense, in that Muslim and other faith schools benefited. The second area concerns an unexpected outcome of the campaign, one that affected inspection criteria for state schools and now affects independent schools as well. This development may now have the unintended effect of limiting the freedom of the new Christian schools.
Descriptors: Political Campaigns, Parochial Schools, Values, Christianity, Inspection, Criteria, Context Effect, Islam, Private Schools, State Schools, Full State Funding, Educational Finance, Government School Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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