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Academies, religion and private philanthropy

Academies, religion and private philanthropy

Vlachos, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-4870-9006 (2006) Academies, religion and private philanthropy. Variant, 27 (2). pp. 21-22. ISSN 0954-8815

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The paper analyses UK government policy in relation to the rise of 'academies' (privately managed schools). An argument is made that the 'academies' phenomenon points to a return to pre-welfare state economics, with government seeking to disengage itself from the delivery of key social services like education. Religiously sponsored 'academies' are potentially divisive and counter to social integration and cohesion. 'Academy' schools lead to more segregation along religious lines, and will correspondingly increase divisions amongst young people and across wider society.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: education policy, philanthropy, secularism, religious schools, segregation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
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