The Limits of Tolerance in Education

Tolerance is one of the most important aims of education in a contemporary pluralist society. On the other hand, there is very wide agreement that some phenomena like violence or indoctrination in school are so bad or wrong that they must not be tolerated. In this context, two problems are discussed. First, the limits of tolerance regarding the right of students in public schools to be excused from the specific parts of Instruction which they or their parents see as a form of indoctrination. Secondly, the respect for individual students and their autonomy as a limitation on tolerance regarding the "right" of parents who are members of certain religious sects to exempt their children from the mandatory education in order to maintain their communal and religious identity
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5840/wcp212006470
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 16,661
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
R. J. Royce (1982). Pluralism, Tolerance and Moral Education. Journal of Moral Education 11 (3):173-180.
James J. Delaney & Jeffrey Dueck (2003). A Rethinking of Contemporary Religious Tolerance. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 77:73-82.
Enzo Rossi (2013). Can Tolerance Be Grounded in Equal Respect? European Journal of Political Theory 12 (3):240-252.
Seow Ting Lee (2005). Predicting Tolerance of Journalistic Deception. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 20 (1):22 – 42.
George Khushf (1994). Intolerant Tolerance. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 19 (2):161-181.
C. S. Momoh (ed.) (1988). Nigerian Studies in Religious Tolerance. National Association for Religious Tolerance.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

13 ( #194,523 of 1,726,249 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

8 ( #84,767 of 1,726,249 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.