Discussion

  • Jan Germen Janmaat
  • Edward Vickers
  • Henry Everett
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter discusses and summarises the study’s main findings, addresses its limitations and its potential impact and offers some suggestions for further research. In terms of findings, it highlights there is no evidence to support the claim that faith schools, as a group, are detrimental to their students’ tolerance of diversity. Nor is there any evidence that the attitudes of tolerance held by students in faith schools, when considered as a group, are different from their counterparts in non-faith schools. In general the students in all the schools are equally tolerant towards a range of different groups. In terms of impact, it notes the study was able to identify three aspects of faith schools which are potentially problematic for tolerance: impaired levels of cognitive sophistication, the formation of the religious identity, and low levels of inter-faith contact. Schools and teachers are therefore called upon to address these matters if they are serious about fostering inter-faith tolerance.

Keywords

Diversity Tolerance Faith schools Educating for tolerance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Germen Janmaat
    • 1
  • Edward Vickers
    • 2
  • Henry Everett
    • 3
  1. 1.UCL Institute of EducationUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of EducationKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.LondonUK

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