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Pettinger, Paul – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2015
This article looks at the extent of parental cheating to get their child of primary-school age into a local faith school.
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Elementary Schools, Religious Education, Cheating
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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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Pettinger, Paul – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2012
This article analyses some of the common assertions made in the public debate about the merits and disadvantages of faith schools and tests them against actual research findings. It argues that there is a growing body of evidence showing that current policy and practice in faith schools creates social division and that faith schools need to do…
Descriptors: Evidence, Research, Religious Education, Parochial Schools