European Journal of Teacher Education volume 41, issue 2, P232-245 2018 DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2018.1426566 View full text
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Manuela Heinz, Kevin Davison, Elaine Keane

Abstract: There has been extensive research internationally describing teachers' homogenous socio-demographic backgrounds and critiquing the associated equity and diversity issues, most especially with regard to ethnicity and gender, and to a lesser extent, social class and disability. Yet, teachers' religious affiliations and/or convictions have rarely been explored. Since ninety-six per cent of state primary schools in Ireland are denominational, considering religious diversity in teaching is both critically important…

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