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Book: Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion

Chapter: 22. Teaching the Secular Moral Code in French State Schools: The Debate Between Providing an Upbringing and Providing an Education From the French Revolution to Our Time

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.28109


Since the French Revolution, every French government has wanted to structure a state system of school that instructs pupils and educates citizens. In this paper I discuss how the debate between providing an upbringing and providing an education still continues. The debate ranges from Republican catechism to education in civics, and from teaching a secular moral code to the secular teaching of a moral education

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  • Valentine Zuber ( - vzuber) 'Sorbonne'