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Title: Toledo guiding principles on teaching about religion and beliefs in public schools [article]
Authors: Durham, Cole W. 
Ferrari, Silvio 
Santoro, Simona 
Subject Keywords: freedom of religion or belief ; education ; tolerance ; diversity ; OSCE ODIHR ; OSCE ; religious or belief groups
See Also: religion or belief ; human rights education ; Holocaust education ; human rights education ; Holocaust education
Key Issues: Freedom of religion or belief
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff
Publication Country: Netherlands 
Publication Place : Leiden
Material Type: article
Language: English
Host item: Security and human rights 
Host item vol. 19, no. 3 (11)
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Abstract: Publisher's description: In line with the OSCE's conflict prevention role and its commitments to fostering a culture of mutual respect and understanding, the ODIHR published the Toledo Guiding Principles on Teaching about Religions and Beliefs in Public Schools. The Toledo Guiding Principles have been prepared in order to contribute to an improved understanding of the world's religious diversity. Their rationale is based on two core principles: first, that there is positive value in teaching that emphasizes respect for everyone's right to freedom of religion or belief, and second, that teaching about religions and beliefs can reduce harmful misunderstandings and stereotypes. The primary purpose of the Toledo Guiding Principles is to assist OSCE participating States whenever they choose to promote the study and knowledge about religions and beliefs in schools, particularly as a tool to enhance religious freedom. The Principles focus solely on the educational approach that seeks to provide teaching about different religions and beliefs.
Physical Description: p. 229-239
ISSN: 1874-7337
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