Discrimination and Religious Schooling

Eamonn Callan

in Citizenship in Diverse Societies

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780198297703
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602948 | DOI:
Discrimination and Religious Schooling

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The normative foundations of policy on the funding of religious schools in liberal democracies are examined, using the case of Ontario, Canada, and specifically the case of Adler verses Ontario in 1996, to elucidate considerations that have relevance beyond Canada. Ontario presently has state sponsorship for Catholic but no other schools, and the current dilemma is whether this should give way to a common secular educational system, or whether it should expand the range of religious schools sponsored. This dilemma is discussed in terms of discrimination, and of the values and limits of the common school.

Keywords: Canada; common schools; discrimination; Ontario; religious discrimination; religious schools

Chapter.  11253 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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