Discipline, devotion, and dissent : Jewish, Catholic, and Islamic schooling in Canada
- Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2013.
- Physical description
- vii, 272 p. ; 23 cm.
LC114 .D58 2013
- Unknown LC114 .D58 2013
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction-- The Jewish Day Schools of Canada-- The Distinctiveness of Catholic Education-- Between Immigrating & Integrating: The Challenge of Defining an Islamic Pedagogy in Canadian Islamic Schools-- Jewish Education, Democracy, & Pluralistic Engagement-- Canadian Catholic Schools: Sacred & Secular Tensions in a Free & Democratic Society-- London Islamic School: Millstone or Milestone?-- The Changed Context for Jewish Day School Education-- Teaching Subject Matter that is Controversial among Catholics: Implications for Intellectual Growth in the Church-- A Canadian Islamic School in Perspective: A Critique of the "Moderate" & "Strong" Categories in Faith-Based Schooling-- Diversity & Deliberation in Faith-Based Schools: Implications for Educating Canadian Citizens-- Glossary.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- The education provided by Canada's faith-based schools is a subject of public, political, and scholarly controversy. As the population becomes more religiously diverse, the continued establishment and support of faith-based schools has reignited debates about whether they should be funded publicly and to what extent they threaten social cohesion. These discussions tend to occur without considering a fundamental question: How do faith-based schools envision and enact their educational missions? Discipline, Devotion, and Dissent offers responses to that question by examining a selection of Canada's Jewish, Catholic, and Islamic schools. The daily reality of these schools is illuminated through essays that address the aims and practices that characterise these schools, how they prepare their students to become citizens of a multicultural Canada, and how they respond to dissent in the classroom. The essays in this book reveal that Canada's faith-based schools sometimes succeed and sometimes struggle in bridging the demands of the faith and the need to create participating citizens of a multicultural society. Discussion surrounding faith-based schools in Canada would be enriched by a better understanding of the aims and practices of these schools, and this book provides a gateway to the subject.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Graham P. McDonough, Nadeem A. Memon, and Avi I. Mintz, editors.
- Issued also in electronic formats.