Christian ethos secondary schools in England and Wales: a common voice or wide diversity?
Francis, L., McKenna, U. and Casson, A. 2018. Christian ethos secondary schools in England and Wales: a common voice or wide diversity? Journal of Beliefs and Values.
|Authors||Francis, L., McKenna, U. and Casson, A.|
This study argues that it is the collective worldview of the students which is crucial in reflecting and shaping the ethos of schools. In order to understand the potential distinctiveness of Christian ethos schools two analyses were undertaken. The collective worldview of 2,942 students attending ten Christian ethos schools was compared with the collective worldview of 13,861 students attending 71 schools without a religious character. Then the collective worldview of 194 students attending an Anglican school that prioritised the Church’s ‘domestic’ function in education was compared with the collective worldview of 302 students attending an Anglican school that prioritised the Church’s ‘general’ function in education. The major difference occurs not between Christian ethos schools and schools without a religious character, but between Anglican schools that voice their interpretation of the Church’s mission in education differently.
|Keywords||Church schools; Christian ethos; student values; quantitative research|
|Journal||Journal of Beliefs and Values|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/13617672.2018.1491262|
|Online||15 Aug 2018|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||01 Aug 2018|
|Accepted||18 Jun 2018|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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