Deeply Christian, Healthily Plural: A Vision for Schooling

  • David F. Ford


In a multi-religious and ‘multi-secular’ society education is inescapably plural. To be healthily plural, education should foster all-round education that serves the flourishing of children and the common good of society, encouraging a pluralism of multiple depths that has means of negotiating and adjudicating disputes. This is contrasted with less healthy forms of pluralism, and with less plural systems such as those in France and Saudi Arabia. It is exemplified in the Church of England’s new Foundation for Educational Leadership, whose vision of an education that is ‘deeply Christian, serving the common good’ is built around wisdom, hope, community, and dignity.


Multi-religious Multi-secular Multiple deepenings All-round education Wisdom Hope Community Dignity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David F. Ford
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  1. 1.Cambridge UniversityCambridgeUK

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