The human rights Church school: a particular school for the common good?

Bowie, R. (2014) The human rights Church school: a particular school for the common good? In: Foundations: Underpinning Christian Education?, 11-13 July 2014, Canterbury Christ Church University.

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The idea of a human rights Church school raises challenges from (at least) two opposing quarters. The ardent secularist will doubt a Church school can be a human rights school, as Church denotes a theological moral framework that does not accord with (secular) human rights. A Christian who opposes the language of human rights being drawn into the Christian ethos will oppose the human rights Church school as not being Christian enough. Ergo the human rights Church school cannot have a satisfactorily human rights ethos (for the secularist) or satisfactorily Church ethos (for the Christian). This paper challenges both of these arguments as failing to truly represent the interconnectedness of Christian and human rights thought and action, and further it suggests the human rights Church school is an example of a particular school for the common good, also disrupting some assumptions about common schooling and schools of a religious character.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV4000 Pastoral theology > BV4019 Education
L Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0065 Social aspects of education > LC0189 Educational sociology > LC0213 Educational equalization. Right to education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > School of Childhood and Education Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Bob Bowie
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 14:10
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2015 14:10

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