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Faith schools, multiculturalism and community cohesion: Muslim and Roman Catholic state schools in England and Scotland

Author: John Flint1
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  • 1 Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University, , UK
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This article contributes to debates about the state funding of faith schools, community cohesion and citizenship through exploring the precedents and parallels between the historic incorporation and development of Roman Catholic state schools in Scotland and the contemporary establishment of a Muslim state school sector in England. The article illustrates how discourses around faith schools reflect wider conflicts in conceptualisations of cohesive citizenship and national identity. It argues that fostering community cohesion through education policy requires managing broader forms of diversity and recognising inequalities between ethnic and religious groups in asserting their rights to legitimacy and recognition.

  • 1 Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University, , UK

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