Is there a need for multi-faith education in all Australian schools?

Research output: Other contributionOther

Abstract

Australia’s diversity is frequently celebrated by politicians as a multicultural success story. Schools, particularly public schools, educating children with diverse cultural and social backgrounds, are seen as the lynchpin to such success. Yet schools and other education sites in Australia constantly confront tensions and difficulties in their efforts to be inclusive and to create a climate of social cohesion. Our research looked at the potential and limitations of current approaches used by teachers and school leaders who work in a school community experiencing high levels of racialised, gendered and religious conflict, often fuelled by fear politics, mainly Islamophobia, in mainstream media.
Original languageEnglish
Typeon-line blog
Media of outputweb
PublisherEduResearch Matters
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2019

Keywords

  • Multifaith education
  • Racialised confkict
  • Gendered conflict
  • Religious conflict

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Is there a need for multi-faith education in all Australian schools? / Keddie, Amanda; Wilkinson, Jane; Walsh, Lucas; Howie, Luke.

1 p. EduResearch Matters. 2019, on-line blog.

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