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    The “Veiling” Question: On the Demand for Visibility in Communicative Encounters in Education


    Todd, Sharon (2010) The “Veiling” Question: On the Demand for Visibility in Communicative Encounters in Education. Philosophy of Education. pp. 349-356. ISSN 8756-6575

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    Abstract

    Across Europe there have been growing tensions surrounding the Muslim practice of wearing hijab, niqab, and jilbab in schools. In France, heated debate on this issue has resulted in the passing of the law banning all religious symbols in public institutions; in England, an individual case involving the wearing of jilbab has been tried before human rights courts; and in Sweden schools now have the right to expel students who wear burqa (and possibly niqab). Even in those countries where hijab and other religious symbols are permitted in schools, there nonetheless has been much discussion over those sartorial practices that involve covering the face in whole (burqa) or in part (niqab). For example, women and girls have been asked to remove their veils in order to prove their identities when sitting for state examinations and student teachers have been asked to leave their placement schools unless they comply with the request to unveil.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Demand; Visibility; Communicative Encounters; Education;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 8531
    Depositing User: Prof. Sharon Todd
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 10:43
    Journal or Publication Title: Philosophy of Education
    Publisher: Philosophy of Education Society
    Refereed: Yes
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