Sectarianism and state funded schooling in Scotland. A critical response to the final report of the Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism in Scotland

McKinney, S. J. (2015) Sectarianism and state funded schooling in Scotland. A critical response to the final report of the Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism in Scotland. Scottish Educational Review, 47(2), pp. 20-36.

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Abstract

The Scottish Government has recently invested considerable energy and resource into tackling sectarianism in Scotland. They have commissioned reviews of existing research, commissioned new research and funded community based projects. They also appointed an independent Advisory Group in 2012 to investigate the scope of sectarianism and provide some recommendations on how to address sectarianism. This article is focused on the Final Report of the Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism in Scotland - April 2015 (Scottish Government, 2015a) and the key statements in this Final Report that refer to state funded school education. The article argues that there is much to commend in the Final Report and provides a critical examination of the discussion of the relationship between school education and sectarianism and the contribution of school education to anti-sectarian activities and education.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McKinney, Professor Stephen
Authors: McKinney, S. J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
Journal Name:Scottish Educational Review
Publisher:University of Stirling
ISSN:0141-9072
ISSN (Online):0141-9072
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Scottish Educational Review
First Published:First published in Scottish Educational Review 47(2):20-36
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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