The Veil at School in Italy and in France  

by Ennio Codini

This article focuses on the freedom for female students from the Islamic tradition to attend public schools wearing a veil in Italy and in France. Moreover, it addresses the various aspects in which the presence of religious signs and symbols can be manifested at school, including in particular the possibility for teachers to wear a veil and the lawfulness of displaying a crucifix in classrooms. Italy and France have come up with contrasting solutions in this regard. This article highlights that underlying these solutions are two different legal-official intepretations of the meaning of the veil and in general of religious signs and symbols in the school environment in connection with the adoption or otherwise of an intercultural pedagogy.

DOI 10.23815/2421-2156.ITALJ           ISSN 2421-2156

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