ERIC Number: EJ1000065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Muslim Students in Post-9/11 Classrooms
Jandali, Ameena K.
School Administrator, v69 n9 p32-35 Oct 2012
"Terrorist," "son of bin Laden," "camel jockey," "raghead," "towel-head"--variations of the same epithets resurface in each generation with the same painful impact. While Muslim students in public schools were objects of derision and harassment long before 9/11, the situation in the past decade has become markedly worse. Bullying and harassment may go unreported by students out of fear of making a bad situation worse. Educators may themselves harbor their own misconceptions, making intervention and prevention less likely and even more challenging. The author discusses how preventive measures and interventions can stem stereotypes and bullying that accompany Islamophobia in schools.
Descriptors: Prevention, Bullying, Muslims, Misconceptions, At Risk Persons, Public Schools, Islam, Educational Environment, Social Bias, Social Attitudes, Social Justice, Stereotypes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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