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Groothuis, Douglas – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
This article finds Michael's Hand's argument for the abolition of faith schools to be deficient because key premises of his argument seem false. I argue that the concept of knowledge that Hand employs in arguing that no religious proposition is known to be true is overly strict. I reject Siegel's attempt to amend Hand's argument to make it…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Reader Response, Spiritual Development, Program Termination
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Siegel, Harvey – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
Michael Hand's pithy and challenging essay (Hand, 2003) offers a neat, clear and powerful argument against "faith schools". I am in considerable sympathy with Hand's position. However, I think his argument can be strengthened, and weaknesses in it remedied or avoided. In this brief note, I offer some modest suggestions, which are intended as…
Descriptors: Rhetorical Criticism, Reader Response, Church Related Colleges, Parochial Schools