A Republic for Whom? The Need for Schooling Beyond ‘Integration” in France
In October 2020, the killing of a French middle school social studies teacher, Samuel Paty, ignited outrage across France, fueling widespread calls to confront ‘Islamoleftism’ and to reinforce republican ideals in schools. Far less examined however, was how the Paty incident also brought to light issues of systemic and institutional racism in France, as well as how teachers, schools, and educational policies are implicated in their reproduction. In this webinar, Roozbeh Shirazi (OLPD), Marco Brighenti (CASNAV) and Yacine Djebelnouar (UPE2A) will examine the limits and paradoxes of ‘integration’ as a pedagogical and sociopolitical horizon, and reflect on how to deepen anti-racist awareness and action in French classrooms.