ACSA Webinars
Intercultural Education

Panel facilitated by Dylan Chown:
In conversation with Emeritus Professor Robert Hattam;
Prof Lester Irabinna Rigney and
Dr Nadeem Memon, University of South Australia, SA, Australia

Where does Religion fit in public schooling's commitment to equity?

Tuesday 23 August 2022 7-8pm AEST


Dylan Chown                                     Nadeem Memon  


 Lester-Irabinna Rigney                                Robert Hattam         

There are undoubtedly national and international education commitments to equity, inclusion, and intercultural understanding. It is also evident that learner identities defined by cultural, linguistic, racial, gender, and class differences inform increasingly super diverse classrooms.  Among the challenges faced within these national education commitments and realities is, however, the place of religion and religious identities of learners in public schools. What should being responsive to the religious identities of learners look like within secular learning spaces? Are there limits to being religiously responsive to learners who identify with a religion? And how do commitments to social justice implicate how the religious identities of learners are supported?

During this panel, we will explore these and other critical questions with Emeritus Professor Robert Hattam and Professor Lester Irabinna Rigney. They will share insights from their recently completed 3-Year ARC funded study entitled Towards an Australian Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and from their current 3-Year ARC funded study entitled Culturally Responsive Schooling.

Session complete. Recording available via ACSA Webinars on Demand.