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Responses of three Muslim majority primary schools in England to the Islamic faith of their pupils

By Julia Ipgrave, Joyce Miller and P. Hopkins

Abstract

This paper considers the responses of three English primary schools to the education of their Muslim pupils. It begins by setting out the context of discussion about Muslims and education in Europe as well as by describing some of the structural and pedagogical characteristics and trends in English education influencing the schools’ options and choices. The main body of the article is a comparative analysis of the three schools, focusing on the approaches of teachers and school leaders to the faith backgrounds of their pupils, their constructions of Islam for these educational contexts, and their preparation of Muslim children for a religiously plural Britain. As the schools devise strategies and select between options, they provide in microcosm differing models of the inclusion of minority Islam in a western society

Topics: LB1501, BP
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:2909

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