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Secularism in France, teachers’ self-censorship on the rise according to an Ifop study

To avoid possible incidents in the classroom, 49% of teachers say they have already self-censored in their teaching around religious issues, a figure that has been rising since 2018 according to an Ifop survey for the Jean-Jaurès Foundation and Charlie Hebdo, published Wednesday January 6. This investigation, which comes nearly three months after the assassination […]

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Conflans attack: national education deemed reactive but weak on the monitoring of social networks

The “national education” institution was reactive but was not vigilant enough in terms of monitoring on social networks. This is what concludes a report from the General Inspectorate of National Education, made public Thursday, December 3, which examines the events that occurred in Samuel Paty’s college before his assassination. → PORTRAIT. National tribute: Samuel Paty, […]

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Tribute to Samuel Paty: what do the 400 incidents recorded at school mean?

The minute of silence organized on Monday, November 2 in tribute to the teacher assassinated in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, was sometimes punctuated with disturbances in the school environment. “400 incidents were recorded”, announced the Ministry of National Education in a press release this Friday, November 6. → READ. Homage to Samuel Paty: history teachers facing history The […]

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Caricatures: Keys for Parents and Teachers

Did you know that the word “caricature” comes from the Gallic carrus, char, word which in popular Latin gave the verb caricare, charge, exaggerate? The National Library of France sheds light on this etymology in a Quick History of Caricature published online this week with a series of documentary resources around this topical subject. → […]

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Homage to Samuel Paty: history teachers facing history

During the holidays, Fabien Mione, 38, talked a lot with his colleagues on different Whatsapp groups. “ Shocked »By the appalling assassination of Samuel Paty, professor of history and geography like him, this associate who teaches at the François-Villon college, classified as a priority education zone in the 11e arrondissement of Marseille, felt the need […]

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Paul Airiau, the teacher and secularism

We had promised ourselves to give news of La Grange-aux-Belles, this Parisian college whose first month of classes we had reported at the end of September against a background of Covid. We had planned to introduce Paul Airiau, one of his oldest teachers, at the end of the All Saints holidays. Without imagining for a […]

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Sébastien Ledoux: “We must show students the interest of secularism”

The Cross: Two weeks ago, a teacher was killed for showing his students caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. How should teachers discuss issues of religion and freedom of opinion after this tragedy? Sebastien ledoux : Teachers must be able to show students the interest of secularism, a protective principle in our multicultural and multiconfessional society. […]