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Question: Britain is a secular society with a religious state whereas France is a secular society with a secular state. Discuss this statement in the context of each country’s education systems.

Answer: In today’s society Britain is recognised as having a secular society with a religious state. A secular society signifies that the people have the freedom to believe in any religion they wish to without having any barriers. Since the Church of England is the established Church of Britain, and the Monarch is the head of the Church and head of the state, this represents Britain as a religious state. Because of this link between religion and state it also plays an essential role in Britain’s education system regarding religious education and the funding of religious schools....(short extract)

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  • Subject: Education
  • Course: Education General
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 2235
  • Date submitted: July 11, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1865

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