The link between schools and religions is an area of lively and passionate debate. In this meticulously researched volume, Julian Stern analyses the role that religion can play in fostering communities in schools and its implications for social, cultural and political developments in both national and international contexts. Drawing heavily on Vygoyskyan social contructivism and Buber's research into human relationships, Stern constructs an innovative and challenging philosophy of schooling which places schools at the heart of two of the main challenges of the twenty-first century - social inclusion and globalisation.
Dr Julian Stern is Director of the Centre for Educational Studies at the University of Hull, UK. He has written numerous education books, including several for Continuum.