Faith in Schools?
04 June 2019, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Few questions bring out more passion than that of faith in schools, both in terms of having religious education in schools and in terms of trusting schools with such a subject.
This event is free.
Festival of Culture Team
IAS Common GroundUCL Wilkins BuildingGower StreetLondonWC1E 6BT
A particularly contentious area is the presence and role of schools with religious character, commonly known as faith schools. A key concern around such schools is their widely assumed mono-religious character – thus, they are seen as not doing enough to prepare young people for life in a multi-cultural, multi-religious Britain. The issue has been more often debated in theory than with empirical evidence. The session will share findings of a small scale research exploring religious diversity in schools with religious character, focusing in particular how Anglican and Catholic schools respond to religiously diverse student body.
Image: by truthseeker08 from Pixabay