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Faith Schools

Faith Schools Author Roy Gardner
ISBN-10 0415335264
Release 2005
Pages 267
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Until fairly recently the separation of pupils according to religion was felt to be compatible with a comprehensive education. That consensus no longer holds and there is a strong positive lobby either to absorb faith schools altogether within the state system or at least to dilute their membership ensuring they include children from other faiths, or no faith at all. This book addresses the current concerns, questions and interest surrounding the legitimacy, support and intended expansion of faith schools. Divided into five sections, it includes chapters on: * the legal frameworks for faith schools and the rights of the child * faith-based schools in the UK, Northern Ireland, France and the USA * the impact of faith schools on pupil performance * faith schools, religious education and citizenship * political and research issues. Faith Schools: Consensus or Conflict? is of interest to educators, policymakers, researchers and students of education, religion and sociology.

Exploring Key Issues in Education

Exploring Key Issues in Education Author Derek Kassem
ISBN-10 9781847060846
Release 2009-07-15
Pages 183
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A key textbook for Education Studies providing an insight into some of the issues and dilemmas faced by education in the UK and internationally.

Policies and Politics of Teaching Religion

Policies and Politics of Teaching Religion Author Theodor Hanf
ISBN-10 9781474224680
Release 2015-03-26
Pages 160
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In states in which the public role of religion is controversial, religious instruction becomes both a means and an end of politics. This groundbreaking collection of case studies drawn from Arab, Asian and European countries examines different aspects of religious instruction: how it is regulated, who decides its content, the values it imparts and, in particular, whether it triggers, deepens or reduces conflict.

The Religion of Law

The Religion of Law Author Suhraiya Jivraj
ISBN-10 9781137029294
Release 2013-09-10
Pages 216
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How is religion, particularly non-Christianness, conceptualised and represented in English law? What is the relationship between religion, race, ethnicity and culture in these conceptualisations? What might be the socio-political effects of conceptualising religion in particular ways? This book addresses these key questions in two areas of law relating to children. The first case study focuses on child welfare cases and reveals how the boundaries between race and theological notions of religion as belief and practice are blurred. Non-Christians are also often perceived as uncivilized but also, at times, racial otherness can be erased and assimilated. The second examines religion in education and the increasing focus on 'common values'. It demonstrates how non-Christian faith schools are deemed as in need of regulation, while Christian schools are the benchmark of good citizenship. In addition, values discourse and citizenship education provide a means to 'de-racialise' non-Christian children in the ongoing construction of the nation. Central to this analysis is a focus on religion as a socio-political, contingent, fluid and invented concept.

Religion in the Primary School

Religion in the Primary School Author Peter Hemming
ISBN-10 9781134700097
Release 2015-02-20
Pages 150
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Religion and its relationship to schooling is an issue that has become more and more topical in recent years. In many countries, developments such as the diversification of state school sectors, concerns about social cohesion between ethnic and religious groups, and debates about national identity and values have raised old and new questions about the role of religion in education. Whilst the significance of this issue has been reflected in renewed interest from the academic community, much of this work has continued to be based around theoretical or pedagogical debates and stances, rather than evidence-based empirical research. This book aims to address this gap by exploring the social and political role of religion in the context of the primary school. Drawing on original ethnographic research with a child-centred orientation, comparisons are drawn between Community and Roman Catholic primary schools situated within a multi-faith urban area in the UK. In doing so, the study explores a number of ways in which religion has the potential to contribute to everyday school life, including through school ethos and values, inter-pupil relations, community cohesion and social identity and difference. At the centre of the analysis are two key sociological debates about the significance of religion in late modern societies. The first is concerned with the place of religion in public life and the influence of secularisation and post-secularism on the relationship between religion and schooling. The second relates to the increasingly multi-faith nature of many national populations and the implications for religious citizenship in educational settings. Religion in the Primary School will be a useful resource for academics, researchers and students as a key addition to existing knowledge in the disciplines of education, sociology and human geography. It will also be of value to both policy-makers and educationalists interested in the role of religion in schools and the implications for the wider community and society in a range of national contexts.

Education with Character

Education with Character Author James Arthur
ISBN-10 0415277787
Release 2003-01
Pages 176
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The establishment of citizenship education as a compulsory subject has recently been accompanied by the government's policy of 'promoting education with character.' Schools are identified as having a crucial role to play in helping to shape and reinforce basic character traits that will ultimately lead to a better society. This radical new policy is explicitly linked to raising academic standards and to the needs of the emerging new economy. This book provides an introduction to character education within the British context by exploring its meanings, understandings, and rationale, through the perspective of a number of academic disciplines. The author examines character education from a philosophical, religious, psychological, political, social and economic perspective to offer a more detailed understanding of character education and what it can offer. He also considers how British schools can implement character education successfully and what lessons we can draw from the American experience. This book will be of interest to academics, researchers, policy makers and teachers with responsibility for citizenship education in their schools.

Faith Schools in the Twenty first Century

Faith Schools in the Twenty first Century Author Stephen J. McKinney
ISBN-10 1903765811
Release 2008
Pages 79
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Faith schools are in the news all over the world. Are they a good or a bad thing in a modern pluralist society? This volume examines that contemporary debate concerning faith schooling, using a variety of conceptual and educational lenses. Edited by Stephen McKinney this collection provides a scholarly examination of the key themes in the current debate in some depth and detail. The contributions are not written from a particular form of faith schooling but reflect the great variety and diversity in faith schooling across the English speaking world. Each examines the debate from both internal and external perspectives. This is a collection that reflects the international dimension of the debate in the English speaking world. Contributions from leading academics in the UK are complemented by contributions from scholars from America and Australia. As such it will appeal to student teachers preparing to teach in faith schools as well as to educational administrators grappling with a fierce debate.

Education for inclusive citizenship

Education for inclusive citizenship Author Dina Kiwan
ISBN-10 0415423678
Release 2008
Pages 147
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This book examines the conceptions of citizenship and the extent to which these conceptions accommodate ethnic and religious diversity in todaya??s schools. The author contributes to theoretical thinking on inclusive citizenship through a focus on the policy and curriculum development process of citizenship education in the English secondary school context, and she bases her work on original first-hand account from interviews with key players involved, such as former home secretary David Blunkett, Sir Bernard Crick and other high profile policy-makers. Four main models of citizenship underpinned by political philosopy are proposed and the theoretical and practical implications for diversity of these four models are explicated.

School Choice and Student Well Being

School Choice and Student Well Being Author Anthony Kelly
ISBN-10 0230549268
Release 2007-09-15
Pages 272
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School Choice and Student Well-Being is a review of research in the area of school choice and adapts Sen's theory of Capability to develop a more complex theoretical framework for understanding education markets. It is a timely contestation. Those for whom public education is a necessity are also those most adversely affected by its perceived failure, a for them, the tension between the rhetoric of the public good and the actualité of everyday disadvantage, between doctrine and reality, deserves better explication.

The Contemporary Catholic School

The Contemporary Catholic School Author Brother Terence McLaughlin
ISBN-10 0750704713
Release 1996-01
Pages 320
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

In good faith

In good faith Author Marie Parker-Jenkins
ISBN-10 0754633519
Release 2005
Pages 243
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The growth of faith-based schools, particularly within Muslim communities, has signalled a clear change in direction as a number of religious groups have begun to question the efficacy of 'secular' schooling for all. But why is it that some faith-based schools are regarded as different from others? What makes Muslim and Sikh schools, for example, different from those classified as Anglican, Catholic or Jewish? At the heart of the debate is the question of segregation in terms of race and ethnicity.This unique book draws on first-hand research to explore these issues and the concerns that the expansion of new faith-based schools will prove to be socially divisive, encourage 'fundamentalism', and incite religious and ethnic tensions. Lord Dearing contributes the Foreword.


Prospero Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131486685
Release 2007
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Prospero has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Prospero also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Prospero book for free.

Meaning and Modernity

Meaning and Modernity Author Richard Madsen
ISBN-10 0520226577
Release 2002
Pages 345
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"This interesting volume of essays on contemporary religion and its ambivalent relationship to modernity not only serves as a testimony to the intellectual influence of Robert Bellah, it establishes a new school of comparative religious and social thought. This Bellahian school--at the intersection of sociological, theological, and contemporary philosophical thinking--has roots in Durkheim and Weber, borrows insights from Marx, Foucault, and Bourdieu, and finds its clearest voice in the writings of Bellah himself. The essays by some of Bellah's colleagues and former students that have been gathered in this volume address some of the most sagacious of these Bellahian themes: the religious dimension of contemporary civil societies, the relationship between religious and capitalist values, the cultural critique of modernity, and the moral visions that hold a promise of civic renewal."--Mark Juergensmeyer, author of Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence (California, 2000). "This highly readable collection of original, thought-provoking essays by leading scholars provides fresh insights into the issues that Robert Bellah has addressed so fruitfully in his long career. Readers will learn much about such issues as how Calvinism contributed to political revolution, why democracies require an enlarged sense of political community, how the religious foundations of Japan and the United States differ, and what it means to be a Christian and an American."--Benton Johnson, coauthor of Vanishing Boundaries: The Religion of Protestant Baby Boomers (1994) and author of Functionalism in Modern Sociology: Understanding Talcott Parsons (1975)

Religion in development

Religion in development Author Séverine Deneulin
ISBN-10 1848130015
Release 2009-05-15
Pages 192
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An introductory-style book on the subject of religion in development studies.

Fifty years on

Fifty years on Author Andrew B. Morris
ISBN-10 1898366926
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 208
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Fifty years on has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Fifty years on also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Fifty years on book for free.

Liberalism education and schooling

Liberalism  education and schooling Author David Carr
ISBN-10 1845401131
Release 2008-04-01
Pages 374
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"Liberalism, Education and Schooling" is a tribute collection of essays by philosopher T.M. McLaughlin, edited by the author's colleague and friend Carr.

Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015058162721
Release 2004
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Philosophy of Education has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Philosophy of Education also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Philosophy of Education book for free.