Title

Ideologies of religion and diversity in Australian public schools

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Byrne, C 2012, 'Ideologies of religion and diversity in Australian public schools', Multicultural Perspectives, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 201-207.

Published version available from:

http://doi.org/10.1080/15210960.2012.725319

Abstract

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.