Faith, Knowledge and Indoctrination: A Friendly Response to Hand

Harvey Siegel

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Scopus citations


Michael Hand's pithy and challenging essay (Hand, 2003) offers a neat, clear and powerful argument against ‘faith schools’. I am in considerable sympathy with Hand's position. However, I think his argument can be strengthened, and weaknesses in it remedied or avoided. In this brief note, I offer some modest suggestions, which are intended as ‘friendly amendments’ to Hand's argument.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-83
Number of pages9
JournalTheory and Research in Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2004


  • autonomy
  • evidence
  • faiht
  • indoctrination
  • knowledge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


Dive into the research topics of 'Faith, Knowledge and Indoctrination: A Friendly Response to Hand'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this