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The Classroom as a Tolerance Lab

Lorenzo Zucca

King's College London

November 26, 2010

LAW, RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS AND EDUCATION IN EUROPE, Myriam Hunter Henin, ed., Ashgate, Forthcoming

Education is one of the main battlegrounds between religious and non religious people. There are three major sets of challenges: the challenge from religious symbols in the classroom, the challenge from religious syllabuses in schools, and the challenge from students’ selection at the entrance. I propose a model to deal with these issues, which I call “Classroom as a Tolerance Lab,” and which I distinguish from more conventional constitutional strategies of fitting diversity such as Integration and Accommodation. The Tolerance Lab promotes social cohesion by creating actual spaces where mutual understanding between religious and non-religious people is possible.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 20

Keywords: Law, Religion, Diversity, Tolerance, Pluralism, Rights, Integration, Accommodation, Education, Classroom, Multiculturalism, Republicanism, Liberty, Equality, Solidarity

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Date posted: November 26, 2010 ; Last revised: December 2, 2013

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Zucca, Lorenzo, The Classroom as a Tolerance Lab (November 26, 2010). LAW, RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS AND EDUCATION IN EUROPE, Myriam Hunter Henin, ed., Ashgate, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1715475

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King's College London ( email )
London, England WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom
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