Schools and the Politics of Religion and Diversity in the Republic of Ireland

Schools and the Politics of Religion and Diversity in the Republic of Ireland Separate but Equal?

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780719091964
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.609415
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: 540g
Height: 164mm
Width: 243mm
Spine width: 24mm