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Are Faith Schools Socially Divisive?

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Are Faith Schools Socially Divisive?

SAHOTA, Karandeep
Extended Learning Project; Dissertation

Candidate Number; 7209   Center Number; 55349

Contents Page

Abstract                                                                         3

Introduction                                                                 5

Literature Review                                                         6

Indoctrination?                                                           12

Religious Education                                                   17

Are Faith schools Socially Cohesive?                       22

Parent Rights VS Children’s Rights                           26

Conclusion                                                                 32

Appendices

  * Evaluation
  * Interview
  * Project Log
  * Project Proposal
  * Project Presentation
  * Bibliography

Abstract
Introduction
There are approximately 2400 schools in the independent sector providing education for 550,000 pupils.   Forty percent (n = 957) of independent schools are faith schools, educating approximately 21,200 pupils.   Eighty-two percent (n = 786) of faith schools have a Christian or inter-denominational ethos, and the remaining eighteen percent (n = 171) comprise Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh. These faiths have links with religious character to educate students with the influence of the particular faith.  
Aims
This thesis investigates the controversial matter of Faith schools that is debated throughout Britain. Faith schools have drawn a range of expert views this thesis will draw attention upon.   It looks at the judgments, beliefs and critical assertions made about the effectiveness and ineffectiveness of faith schools in Britain.   This study examines cultural divisions if any, conflicting evidence and a balance of religious opinions and what causes individuals to learn in a certain ways about certain things.   The...

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