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Religion Religion, Politics & State

Religious Diversity in Canadian Public Schools

Rethinking the Role of Law

by (author) Dia Dabby

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2022
Category
Religion, Politics & State, Elementary & Secondary, Constitutional, Philosophy & Social Aspects
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774862370
    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
    List Price
    $89.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774864664
    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
    List Price
    $32.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774862820
    Publish Date
    Oct 2022
    List Price
    $32.95

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Canadian public schools have long been entrusted with socializing children. Yet this duty can rest uneasily alongside religious diversity questions. Grounding its analysis in three seminal Supreme Court cases, Religious Diversity in Canadian Public Schools reveals complex legal processes that compress multidimensional conversations into an oppositional format and exclude the voices of children themselves. Dia Dabby contends that schools are in fact microsystems with the power to construct their own rules and relationships. This compelling work encourages a deeper conversation about how religion is mediated through public schools, inviting a critical reassessment of the role of law in education.

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Contributor Notes

Dia Dabby is an assistant professor in the Département des sciences juridiques (Department of Legal Studies) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). She is an active member of the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie (CRIDAQ) and a co-editor of Modération ou extrémisme? Regards critiques sur la loi 21. Her work has also appeared in Studies in Religion, the Supreme Court Law Review, the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, the Dalhousie Law Journal, Religion and Human Rights: An International Journal, and numerous collections.