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Secular education in the conditions of the advancement of religion: the example of France
Osipov Evgeny Aleksandrovich

PhD in History

Senior Scientific Associate, State Academic University of Humanitarian Sciences, Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences

119049, Russia, Moscow, Maronovsky Pereulok 26





This article demonstrates the factors of the advancement of religiosity in radical forms among the youth in outskirts of large French cities, as well as the impact of this process upon the development of education system in the country. The author minutely analyzes the issues experienced by the teachers in secular schools and colleges under the conditions of actual penetration of the religious questions and dogmas into educational process. The article also presents the possible ways out of the crisis of national and religious identity that has developed in France.  This work is prepared based on the contemporary French literature and primarily the recently released book “Director of College or Imam of the Republic”, which rapidly gained popularity in France. The scientific novelty consists in the fact that the text provides an “inward glance” upon the problems of the French secondary education. Considering the popularity of religious organizations among youth worldwide, the presented in the article solutions to the problem carry universal character and are suitable not only for the Fifth Republic.

Keywords: Identity, French Fifth Republic, Secular, Islam, Religion, Education, France, Crisis, Radicalization, Educational process



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