A new dawn for faith-based education? Opportunities for religious organisations in the UK's new school system

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    Abstract

    The 'new school system' described in the Schools White Paper (DfE, 2010) presents religious organisations with two interesting opportunities. The first is an opportunity to play a significantly enhanced role in the management of faith-based schools. The second is an opportunity to rethink quite radically the content of their curricula. In this article I advance a proposal for the consideration of religious organisations: that they take up the opportunity to develop innovative, religiously distinctive curricula whilst eschewing the activity of confessional religious education. I show how non-confessional, faith-based curricula are possible and offer some suggestions about what they might include.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)546-559
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Philosophy of Education
    Volume46
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

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