The Malign Effects of Faith Schools

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 49 Number 3 (2007)

The Malign Effects of Faith Schools
CLYDE CHITTY pages 229-236
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2007.49.3.229


The author argues that faith schools serve to exacerbate existing divisions in society and are therefore a threat to social cohesion. In many parts of Britain where segregation is already a reality, 'faith' has now become another word for 'race'. Ethnic groups are not evenly spread between the religions, creating a situation where religion is used as a 'proxy' for ethnicity. At the same time, there is the distinct possibility that some faith schools (and academies sponsored by faith groups) will use their power to influence the curriculum to undermine the values of a liberal, tolerant and enlightened society.

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CLYDE CHITTY (2007) The Malign Effects of Faith Schools, FORUM, 49(3), 229-236.

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