Talking tolerance: being deliberative about fundamental British values

Jerome, Lee ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0278-6986, Liddle, Anna and Young, Helen ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6021-3513 (2021) Talking tolerance: being deliberative about fundamental British values. PRISM . ISSN 2514-5347 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.24377/10.24377/prism.ljmu.0302202)

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Abstract

This article reconsiders the literature on civic nationalism and argues that, rather than representing an alternative to ethno-cultural nationalism, it is more accurate to think of the two terms at either end of a continuum. Whilst the fundamental British values (FBVs) are often interpreted through a cultural discourse, which serves to alienate and marginalise minoritised students and staff, this article demonstrates how teaching can avoid this framing and engage students with a civic discourse. Transcripts from secondary students’ conversations about religious freedom illustrate that they are capable of balancing rights sensitively, of reaching pragmatic solutions and demonstrating sympathy for others. This demonstrates that the FBVs may create opportunities for developing an ethics of care within a deliberative democratic project.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 32966
Notes on copyright: Copyright (c) 2021 Lee Jerome, Dr, Anna Liddle, Dr, Helen Young, Dr
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Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2021 16:00
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URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/32966

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