June 22, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9781138340299 - CAT# K393675
Series: ICLARS Series on Law and Religion
Religion is a prominent legal force despite the premise constructed and promoted by Western constitutionalism that it must be separated from the State in democracies. Education constitutes an area of human life that leaves ample scope for the expression of religious identity and shapes the citizens of the future. It is also the place of origin of a considerable number of normative conflicts involving religious identity that arise today in multicultural settings.
The book deals with the interplay of law and religion in education through the versatility of religious law, legal pluralism, as well as religion’s possible adaptation and reconciliation with modernity, in order to consider and reflect on normative conflicts. It adopts the angle of the constitutional dimension of religion narrated in a comparative perspective and critically reflects on regulatory attempts by the state and the international community to promote new ways of living together.
Chapter I: The Method: Legal Pluralism And Comparative Constitutional Law: Complementary Methodology In The Protection Of Religious Difference
Chapter II: The Concepts: Religious Diversity Within Multicultural Classrooms: Religious Freedom, Education And Equality;
Chapter III: The Standards: Interpreting The Legal Interaction Of Religious Freedom, Education And Non-Discrimination In International Law;
Chapter IV: Plural Public Education In Israel: For Equal Or Different Learners?;
Chapter V: Avoiding Religion? The Question Of Religious Identity Conflicts In South African Public Education;
Chapter VI: From Tradition To Modernity And Back: Religious Diversity In English Schools As A Test-Case For Multicultural Societies;
Chapter VII: Negotiating Religious Identity In Public Classrooms;
Chapter VIII: Legal Empowerment Through Religious Diversity In Schools;