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ERIC Number: EJ794937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Should Muslim Headscarves Be Banned in French Schools?
Gereluk, Dianne
Theory and Research in Education, v3 n3 p259-271 2005
The recent ban of "conspicuous" religious symbols in French state schools has received international attention, especially the uncertainty of whether Muslims will comply with the ban. The issue, however, raises a number of philosophical dilemmas regarding toleration in a liberal democracy, the notion of a "neutral" public space in state schools and the protection of girls' rights in traditional communities. I examine each issue accordingly and argue that the French state is unjustified in banning religious symbols. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France