Religion in the classroom
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E. Reid, C. A. H. Parker-Shanal, & A. W. Y. Chan
Discrimination, In/equities in K-12 schooling, Islamophobia, Social justice
Journal article

Reid, E., Parker-Shanal, C. A. H., & Chan, A. W. Y. (2019, September 18). Religion in the classroom. EdCan Network.


This article addresses educators’ hesitancy to discuss religion in the classroom as they believe religion does not belong in the classroom. The authors of this article argue that religion is already in the classroom. Moreover, it is important to have discussions about religion as religious diversity is growing significantly. Educators have further outlined reasons as to why they do not bring up religion in the classroom; however, failing to have important conversations has consequences. The article presents the concerns teachers raise, and the authors suggest solutions that address the questions teachers have regarding teaching religion.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.


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