Michael's research interests are in the areas of moral, political, religious and philosophical education. He has published books and articles on education for patriotism, the nature and aims of religious education, the justifiability of faith schools, autonomy as an educational aim, philosophy in schools, teaching about sexuality, and controversial issues in the classroom. He is currently working on a theory of moral education.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford
Is religious education possible?
Master of Science, University of Manchester
Master of Arts, University of Cambridge
Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Open University,
Willingness to take PhD students
Professor Hand supervises doctoral students working in the field of philosophy of education, including faith-based education, spiritual education, philosophy in schools, education for patriotism, academic freedom in higher education, ministerial training, and the interface between science and religion.