Religious Diversity and Inclusion: Policy and Accommodation Practices in British Columbia’s Secular School System

  • Marianne Jacquet Simon Fraser University
  • Laura D'Amico Simon Fraser University

Abstract

The religious diversity of students and staff within a secular school system may sometimes create tensions. To better understand the possible issues generated by and practical accommodations made with respect to these tensions, interviews were conducted at the district level with key administrators in metropolitan school districts in British Columbia. These interviews aimed to document existing policy related to religious diversity in schools, and understand how school districts address issues related to religious values or beliefs, which may conflict with existing educational values, especially as they relate to curriculum.

 

Author Biography

Marianne Jacquet, Simon Fraser University

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Education

Published
2016-06-22
How to Cite
Jacquet, M., & D’Amico, L. (2016). Religious Diversity and Inclusion: Policy and Accommodation Practices in British Columbia’s Secular School System. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne De l’éducation, 39(2), 1-25. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/2137
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