SHARE

Schools and the politics of religion and diversity in the Republic of Ireland

Separate but equal?

By Karin Fischer

Schools and the politics of religion and diversity in the Republic of Ireland

ALSO AVAILABLE IN OTHER FORMATS:

  • eBook

Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-9196-4
  • Pages: 248
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: August 2016
  • BIC Category: EDUCATION / General, Educational Strategies & Policy, Educational strategies & policy, Ireland, Ireland, Education, Education, Central / national / federal government policies, HISTORY / Europe / Ireland, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General

Description

This book focuses on the historical and current place of religion in the Irish education system from the perspective of children's rights and citizenship. It offers a critical analysis of the political, cultural and social forces that have shaped the system, looking at how the denominational model has been adapted to increased religious and cultural diversity in Irish society and showing that recent changes have failed to address persistent discrimination and the absence of respect for freedom of conscience. It relates current debates on the denominational system and the role of the State in education to competing narratives of national identity that reflect nationalist-communitarian or republican political outlooks.

This book will be essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of education policy and Church/State relations in Ireland and will also engage non-academic audiences with an interest or involvement in Irish education.

Contents

Introduction
1. The legacy of Catholic cultural nationalism and religious segregation
2. Social upheavals and discourses on Irish identity: the place of religion
3. Education policy and social, cultural and religious diversity: what role for schools?
4. Citizenship v. religion in the school curricula of the 2000s
5. The 'national' school system: still denominational and private
6. Rights, segregation and discrimination
7. Schools, ethos and inclusion
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Author

Karin Fischer is Professor in Irish Studies at the University of Orléans

Schools and the politics of religion and diversity in the Republic of Ireland

By Karin Fischer

Hardcover £80.00 / $120.00

Or buy from your preferred bookseller:

Amazon Waterstones Blackwells

Click here for North and South America

Sign up to our newsletter
and receive 30% off all future book orders

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
Close

Your cart is empty.

Total
Select your shipping destination to estimate postage costs

(Based on standard shipping costs)

Final cost calculated on checkout
Checkout
Promotional codes can be added on Checkout