ACSA Webinars
Intercultural Education

Dylan Chown and Dr Nadeem Memon, University of South Australia, SA, Australia;
Jeewan Chanicka, Director of Waterloo District School Board, Canada;
Dr Amaarah DeCuir, American University, Washington D.C., USA and
Samah Gamar, Doha Institute, Qatar

"Religious Responsivity", International perspectives: Educator case studies

Tuesday 20 September 2022 7:30-8:30pm AEST


Dylan Chown                                      Nadeem Memon


           Jeewan Chanicka                               Amaarah DeCuir                            Samah Gamar             

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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 Dr. Amaarah DeCuir (USA), Dr. Samah Gamar (Qatar) and Mr. Jeewan Chanicka (Canada) to gain international perspectives. Together, the panel will share case examples of enacting commitments to "religious responsivity" across international contexts.

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