Christian ethos secondary schools in England and Wales: a common voice or wide diversity?

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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.
AuthorsFrancis, L., McKenna, U. and Casson, A.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsChurch schools; Christian ethos; student values; quantitative research
Year2018
JournalJournal of Beliefs and Values
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1361-7672
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/13617672.2018.1491262
Publication dates
Online15 Aug 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited01 Aug 2018
Accepted18 Jun 2018
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
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