Learning to live together : religious education and religious symbols in Flanders and Qu
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AbstractAbstract: Like most Western nations and regions, Flanders and Qu
bec are characterized by increasing religious diversity and secularization. Accordingly,
learning to live together
is a main objective in their public education programmes. In spite of this similarity, both regions seem to interpret the concept of
in a different way and especially when it comes to wearing religious symbols and organizing religious education in governmental schools, there is a huge difference between the Flemish and Qu
bec policy. In this article, we will have a closer look at both policies and try to find out which one is to be preferred in their present educational contexts.