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Schools and the Politics of Religion and Diversity in the Republic of Ireland: Separate But Equal?

Karin Fischer


Separate but equal? Schools and the politics of religion and diversity in the Republic of Ireland focuses on the historical and current place of religion in the Irish education system from the perspective of children’s rights and citizenship. It offers a critical analysis of the political, cultural and social forces that have perpetuated the patronage system, looks at the ways in which the denominational model has been adapted to increased religious and cultural diversity in Irish society and shows that recent changes have failed to address persistent discrimination and the absence of respect ... More

Keywords: Republic of Ireland, Schools, Education policy, Church/State relations, Religious/cultural diversity, National identity, Children’s rights, Citizenship equality, Discrimination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091964
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091964.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karin Fischer, author
University of Orléans