John Simkin Posted January 18, 2005 Share Posted January 18, 2005 The chief inspector of schools David Bell has claimed that a traditional Islamic education did not equip Muslim children for living in modern Britain. Diversity and acceptance of different cultures was potentially a great strength, Mr Bell claimed, but it could also undermine "our coherence as a nation". Mr Bell used a speech about citizenship to look at the fast-growing independent faith school sector - which includes about 100 Muslim, 100 evangelical Christian and 50 Jewish schools. Bell argued: "Faith should not be blind. I worry that many young people are being educated in faith-based schools, with little appreciation of their wider responsibilities and obligations to British society." He added that many Muslim schools "must adapt their curriculum to ensure that (they provide) pupils with a broad general knowledge of public institutions and services in England and help them to acquire an appreciation of and respect for other cultures in a way that promotes tolerance and harmony". The full text can be found here: http://education.guardian.co.uk/ofsted/sto...1392282,00.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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