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Pettinger, Paul – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2014
This article reviews recent research looking at the socio-economic profile of pupils at faith schools and the contribution religiously selective admission arrangements make. It finds that selection by faith leads to greater social segregation and is open to manipulation. It urges that such selection should end, making the state-funded school…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Selective Admission, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Status
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Samson, Maxim G. M. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
Faith schools are often perceived as restricting students' autonomy through inculcating a single religious ideology and compelling participation in collective worship. Based on interviews and focus groups with parents, students and senior staff, this article investigates how England's one pluralist Jewish secondary school has, in contrast,…
Descriptors: Judaism, Religious Education, Personal Autonomy, Religious Factors
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Borgeaud, Jane – School Science Review, 2018
Secondary school science teachers report that their approaches to some topics are affected by the recognition that some pupils hold religious beliefs, while primary school teacher trainees express concern about teaching evolution to children with a religious faith. Pupils in British schools and internationally often assume a conflict between…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Science, Models
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Francis, Leslie J.; Robbins, Mandy – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2011
The present study begins by distinguishing between three kinds of "faith schools" (known as schools with a religious character) within England and Wales: faith schools that operate within the state-maintained sector and had their origin in voluntary church-related initiatives prior to the Education Act 1870; "traditional"…
Descriptors: Barriers, Catholic Schools, Personality, Foreign Countries
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Coldron, John; Cripps, Caroline; Shipton, Lucy – Journal of Education Policy, 2010
This paper seeks an explanation for the persistent social phenomenon of segregated schooling in England whereby children from families with broadly the same characteristics of wealth, education and social networks are more likely to be educated together and therefore separate from children from more socially distant groups. The paper outlines the…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Social Networks
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Crick, Ruth Deakin; Jelfs, Helen – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2011
In this paper we explore the relationship between spirituality and learning how to learn in a faith-based secondary school. The development of a spiritually grounded pedagogy is a way of explicitly attending to spiritual development in teaching, learning and curriculum. The research described here comprises a personalised enquiry project in which…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Teacher Researchers