• Jan Germen Janmaat
  • Edward Vickers
  • Henry Everett


This chapter explains the social context and debate that informed the study’s aims, discusses the main research questions, lays out the study’s design and methodology and briefly discusses the book’s structure. It observes that even though faith schools have historically been an integral part of the English school landscape, constituting at present approximately one third of all state-maintained schools and two fifths of the independent schools, they have nonetheless always been controversial. Particularly in the current social climate questions have been raised about the ability of faith schools to promote Community Cohesion and, included within that, their ability to promote tolerance. The proposed research explores one aspect of this debate by looking at the effect that faith schools have on their students’ attitudes of tolerance.


Faith schools Community cohesion Tolerance England 


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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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