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Secularizing Selfhood and Other News

  Secularizing selfhood I recently gave a presentation at the Rethinking Modern British Studies conference at the University of Birmingham, which was loosely devoted to an exploration of themes contained in a previous working paper from the Modern British Studies … Continue reading

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Religion, Identity, and Other Issues

Church of England and Britishness Although only a tiny minority attends its services, and very many are critical of its stance on diversity issues, the majority of Britons (51%) still consider the Church of England to be important in defining … Continue reading

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Prayer and Other News

Today’s post features eight religious statistical news stories, leading on an analysis by BRIN of the answers to one of the questions in the latest round of the European Social Survey, whose results have just been released. Prayer Data from … Continue reading

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Inclusivity of Faith Schools

‘England’s faith state schools are on average failing to mirror their local communities by shunning the poorest pupils in their area, an analysis by The Guardian of the latest government figures shows’, Simon Rogers wrote on the newspaper’s datablog on … Continue reading

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Catholic School Statistics, 2011

A higher proportion of pupils at Roman Catholic schools come from the 10% most deprived areas than those attending English schools as a whole, the Catholic Education Service for England and Wales (CESEW) claimed in a press release on 30 … Continue reading

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English Baccalaureate and Faith Schools

A Government press release on 31 August trumpeted that its controversial introduction of the English Baccalaureate (or eBacc) has had an immediate impact on reversing the historic decline in pupils taking ‘traditional’ or more ‘academic’ GCSE subjects. And nowhere does … Continue reading

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Participation in Higher Education and Religion

‘Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs more likely to go to university than their Christian classmates’, proclaimed the headline to Richard Vaughan’s article in The TES for 22 July 2011. The story was subsequently picked up by the Daily Telegraph on 23 … Continue reading

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School Workforce in England

Just 32% of teachers of religious education in publicly funded secondary schools in England have a degree in a relevant subject, 13% have another relevant post-A Level qualification, but 55% have no relevant post-A Level qualification. This is according to … Continue reading

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English Schools and Community Cohesion

The Education and Inspections Act 2006 placed a new duty on the governing bodies of maintained schools in England to promote community cohesion. In order to see how much progress schools had been making, the previous Labour administration commissioned Ipsos-MORI … Continue reading

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