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Migration, Religion, and Schooling in Liberal Democratic States

1st Edition

By Bruce A. Collet


178 pages

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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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Religion and Education

The Routledge Research in Religion and Education series aims at advancing public understanding and dialogue on issues at the intersections of religion and education. These issues emerge in various venues and proposals are invited from work in any such arena: public or private education at elementary, secondary, or higher education institutions; non-school or community organizations and settings; and formal or informal organizations or groups with religion or spirituality as an integral part of their work. Book proposals are invited from diverse methodological approaches and theoretical and ideological perspectives. This series does not address the work of formal religious institutions including churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples. Rather, it focuses on the beliefs and values arising from all traditions as they come into contact with educational work in the public square.


Please send proposals to Mike Waggoner (mike.waggoner@uni.edu) and Elsbeth Wright (elsbeth.wright@tandf.co.uk).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects