Title – Religion in the classroom: Controversial subject. Contrast in approach between France and the UK.
Type of dissertation – Desk Type Research Aim of dissertation
– 1. Find out how religion is thought in France if thought at all in high school since France is a secular state and compare it to the UK educational system where religion is thought as a subject (RE – Religious Education). 2. Is religion thought from a philosophical or historical point in high school in France instead since there is not a subject dedicated to religion. 3. What effects does it have in French society – eg. Increase of Islamophobia/Anti-Semitism since people don’t learn about religion from a young age therefore are unable to tolerate other religions. 4. Find out why RE is a subject in the UK. 5. Find out if there are many religious schools in France (eg. Muslim schools…) Structure of dissertationTitle List of contents – The sections, in sequence, included in the report List of figures/tables – The sequence of charts or diagrams that appear in the text The abstract – An extremely concise (200-300 words) summary of the contents of the report, including the conclusions. Needs to provide an overview of the whole report for the reader Introduction – Statement of the problem/area under investigation
– A brief discussion of the nature of the research and the reasons for undertaking it. Background to the study. A clear declaration of proposals, research questions and hypotheses. Summary of the dissertation as a whole. Signposting of individual chapters. Literature review – Review of the literature – A survey of selective, relevant and appropriate reading, of secondary source materials. Evidence of original and critical thought applied to books and journals. Methodolog- Description of ethical procedures (if any), Design of the investigation – A statement and discussion of the hypotheses. The approach (qualitative/quantitative/mixed method) In languages, the prevalent methodology is qualitative with some element of data analysis. Measurement techniques usedDetailed descriptions and discussion of data collection tools, if appropriate (e.g. questionnaire/interview, etc). A discussion of the analysis to be applied to the data to test the hypotheses/answer the research questions. Results – The presentation of principles, relationships, correlations and generalisations shown by the results. Discussion – The interpretation of the results and their relationship to the research problem and hypotheses. The making of deductions and inferences, and the implications for the research. Conclusions-These would be the answers to your research questions. The making of recommendations . A concise account of the main findings, and the inferences drawn from them. Any limitations of the research. References-An accurate listing in strict alphabetical order of all the sources cited in the text (Harvard referencing style). Appendices-A compilation of important data and explanatory and illustrative material, placed outside the main body of the text.