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ERIC Number: EJ879997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
Educational Pluralism and Freedom of Religion: Recent Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights
Relano, Eugenia
British Journal of Religious Education, v32 n1 p19-29 Jan 2010
This paper addresses the sensitive issue of the teaching of religions and beliefs in schools by analysing two recent decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. In these cases, the Court asserts that students should be exempted from compulsory courses on religion or from courses that are not conveyed in an objective, critical and pluralist manner in order to protect the rights of parents to raise their children in accordance with their beliefs and to protect the child's religious freedom. What emerges from both decisions are sound principles about how to implement and teach these kind of courses without violating the freedom of religion and belief or undermining the state competences on education. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway; Turkey