1st Edition

Migration, Religion, and Schooling in Liberal Democratic States

ISBN 9781138651098
Published December 15, 2017 by Routledge
190 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

Speaking to an increasingly fluid world involving the migration of peoples and cultures, the global resilience of religion, and the role of schooling in fostering liberal democratic values, this book investigates the degree to which secular public schools might facilitate religious migrants’ societal integration. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach which draws from political philosophy, the philosophy of education, and the sociology of religion, Collet argues that public schools in liberal democratic states can best facilitate the pluralistic integration of religious migrant students through adopting policies of recognition and accommodation that are not only reasonable in the light of liberal democratic principles, but also informed in terms of what we understand regarding the natural role religion often plays in acculturation.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction

  2. Religion and Autonomy in Liberal Democratic States

  3. Religion and Autonomy in Liberal Democratic State Schools

  4. Migration, Religion, and Integration in Liberal Democratic States

  5. Migration, Religion, and Schooling in Liberal Democratic States

  6. Conclusion

  7. Afterword: Schooling the Religious Migrant in an Era of Securitization

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Bruce A. Collet is Associate Professor in the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Policy in the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University, USA.