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Easton, Christina Elizabeth – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
This article is a reply to Matthew Clayton and David Stephens's 2018 article 'What is the point of religious education?' (see EJ1173708). I begin by problematising the 'acceptability requirement' used to justify the authors' conclusions. I then disambiguate the key claim made in the article. If interpreted broadly, as an attack on curricula that…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Change, Ethical Instruction, Role of Education
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Hewstone, Miles; Al Ramiah, Ananthi; Schmid, Katharina; Floe, Christina; van Zalk, Maarten; Wölfer, Ralf; New, Rachel – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
We report findings from three longitudinal studies investigating the extent, quality and consequences of intergroup contact in schools between young Asian-British and White-British secondary (high-school) students. Results provide robust support for Allport's 'contact hypothesis' in this setting. Specifically, mixing (vs segregation) in high…
Descriptors: Intergroup Relations, Religion, Friendship, Student Attitudes
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Mason, Andrew – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Faith schools in England are often regarded as ill-suited to cultivating the abilities, attitudes, and dispositions required for living together harmoniously in an ethnically and religiously diverse society. These concerns might be formulated in terms of the thesis that faith schools in England are considerably sub-optimal for the cultivation of…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Religious Education, Cultural Pluralism, Values
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Stone, Peter – Theory and Research in Education, 2008
England's new School Admissions Code endorses the use of lotteries to admit students to oversubscribed schools. Is this endorsement wise? This article argues that lotteries make decision-making without regard to reasons possible. This sanitizing effect is desirable in order to protect against bad reasons. This effect could make at least four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Admission (School), Decision Making, Social Justice
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Kiwan, Dina – Theory and Research in Education, 2007
In this article, I propose an inclusive model of citizenship, drawing both on empirical data collected on "constructions" of citizenship in the English citizenship education policy process, and also developing certain themes raised in the politico-philosophical literature on citizenship. This model consists of two main components: the…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Cultural Pluralism, Inclusive Schools