Ideologies of religion and diversity in Australian public schools

Catherine Byrne

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In many multicultural democracies, education has a Christian history. However, teaching religion has ideological variation. Progressives teach about many religions, while conservatives favor (often exclusive) instruction into one tradition. Australian secular education controversially prioritizes faith-forming instruction (mostly Christian). In this exploratory study (N = 123) the author examines pedagogical preference and attitudes toward religious diversity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-207
Number of pages7
JournalMulticultural Perspectives
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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