Negotiating fundamental British values: research conversations in church schools

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Bowie, B. and Revell, L. 2016. Negotiating fundamental British values: research conversations in church schools. Canterbury Canterbury Christ Church University.
AuthorsBowie, B. and Revell, L.
TypeResearch report
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In England Church schools seek to express Christian values. They are also obliged by UK government policy, the law, and inspection frameworks, to support fundamental British values. This project sought to find out more about how schools managed and related these two things — how school leaders in schools and academies with a Christian character, negotiate fundamental British values and Christian values in the life of their schools. How do they respond to the dual expectation of cultivating an educational philosophy and ethos that is reflective of or inspired by Christian values, and also supportive of fundamental British values? How do they make sense of these distinctive ideas? Are they viewed as complementary or are their tensions?

KeywordsValues; church schools; Christian; fundamental; British
Year2016
PublisherCanterbury Christ Church University
Place of publicationCanterbury
Official URLhttp://www.canterbury.ac.uk/education/our-work/research-knowledge-exchange/national-institute-christian-education-research/docs/Negotiating-fundamental-British-Values-in-a-Church-School.pdf
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