Faith Schools, Tolerance and Diversity

Exploring the Influence of Education on Students' Attitudes of Tolerance

Authors: Everett, Helen

Editors: Janmaat, Jan Germen, Vickers, Edward, Everett, Henry (Eds.)

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  • Examines the effects of faith schools on social cohesion
  • Explores the effect these schools have on student attitudes of tolerance
  • Looks at how the schools influence attitudes towards different minorities
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This book examines the effects of faith schools on social cohesion and inter-ethnic relations. Faith schools constitute approximately one third of all state-maintained schools and two fifths of the independent schools in England. Nevertheless, they have historically been, and remain, controversial. In the current social climate, questions have been raised about the ability of faith schools to promote Community Cohesion and, included within that, their ability to promote tolerance. This book explores one aspect of the debate by examining the effect that faith schools have on their students’ attitudes of tolerance. As well as asking what differences exist between students in faith and non-faith schools, it also looks at which aspects of the schools might be affecting the students and their attitudes towards different minorities. The book is a must-read for students and researchers in the fields of education and religious studies, as well as anyone with an interest in the place of faith schools in a modern multicultural society.

About the authors

Helen Everett was, at the time of her death, a Research Manager at the National Foundation for Educational Research. She had taught Science in a variety of English schools before doing her PhD at the UCL Institute of Education, UK, funded by an ESRC award. Jan Germen Janmaat is Reader in Comparative Social Science at UCL Institute of Education, UK. His research focuses on the socio-cultural outcomes of education. He is co-editor of The Dynamics and Social Outcomes of Education Systems. Edward Vickers is Professor of Comparative Education at Kyushu University, Japan. A specialist in the history and politics of education in contemporary East Asia, he is co-author (with Zeng Xiaodong) of Education and Society in Post-Mao China. Henry Everett is the Vicar of St Mary Magdalene and St Peter, Paddington, and is co-author (with Paul Bradshaw and Colin Buchanan) of Coronations Past, Present and Future. He is currently writing on Christian and Muslim shrines. He was married to Helen for 26 years.

Reviews

“This book will inform those interested in understanding the concept of tolerance in schools. To have confidence in extending the findings to other contexts around the globe, similar studies would need to be adopted and repeated.” (Aaron Imig, International Journal of Christianity & Education, April 08, 2019)


“Everett employs a mixed-method approach in examining concepts as complex and abstract as ‘cohesion’ and ‘tolerance’. She uses the quantitative approach to capture students’ attitudes towards minorities and the qualitative approach to extract the deeper meaning behind the expression of tolerance. … The book clearly meets its objectives in investigating the differences between the attitudes of tolerance between the students of faith schools and non-faith schools in England … .” (Sadaf Rizvi, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, November 23, 2018)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Janmaat, Jan Germen (et al.)

  • Understanding Tolerance

    Pages 17-81

    Janmaat, Jan Germen (et al.)

  • The School

    Pages 83-141

    Janmaat, Jan Germen (et al.)

  • The Students’ Religious Identity

    Pages 143-172

    Janmaat, Jan Germen (et al.)

  • The Students’ Experience of School

    Pages 173-200

    Janmaat, Jan Germen (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Faith Schools, Tolerance and Diversity
Book Subtitle
Exploring the Influence of Education on Students' Attitudes of Tolerance
Authors
Editors
  • Jan Germen Janmaat
  • Edward Vickers
  • Henry Everett
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69566-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69566-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69565-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09896-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 387
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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