Title
Religious freedom, reasonable accommodation and the protection of the conscience of learners in South African public schools Religious freedom, reasonable accommodation and the protection of the conscience of learners in South African public schools
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Law
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Law
Source (journal)
International journalfor religious freedom
Volume/pages
7(2014) :1-2 , p. 97-112
ISSN
2070-5484
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
South Africa under apartheid practiced a policy of Christian National Education, teaching children within a narrow framework of religion and values. Post-apartheid, the government has worked to balance equality and pluralism. Problems easily arise in the educational sphere when parents object to the content of required courses. The principle of reasonable accommodation provides guidance in such situations. The practice and implications of reasonable accommodation may be found in legal precedent. Reasonable accommodation requires flexibility of both parties in a dispute. It demands not equality of outcomes across all cases, but rather that all parties be treated with equal respect and consideration.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/9bf885/132397.pdf
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