The historical and contemporary debate about the relation of Catholic schools in Scotland and the social problem of sectarianism

McKinney, S. (2015) The historical and contemporary debate about the relation of Catholic schools in Scotland and the social problem of sectarianism. Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica – Journal of Theories and Research in Education, 10(1), pp. 13-45. (doi:10.6092/issn.1970-2221/4680)

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Abstract

There have been claims that contemporary Catholic schools in Scotland are related to sectarianism by the Church of Scotland, academics, the secular lobby, the press and media and public figures, at various points in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These individuals and groups have all highlighted the anomaly of state funded educational institutions being allegedly related to a serious social problem - sectarianism. This article presents a close examination of these claims and argues that there is very little empirical evidence to substantiate the alleged relation between contemporary Catholic schools and sectarianism.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McKinney, Professor Stephen
Authors: McKinney, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
Journal Name:Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica – Journal of Theories and Research in Education
Publisher:University of Bologna
ISSN:1970-2221
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Author
First Published:First published in Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica 10(1):13-45
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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