ERIC Number: EJ1015045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 23
Understanding Islam in the U.S. Classroom: A Guide for Elementary School Teachers
Hossain, Kazi I.
Multicultural Education, v20 n2 p49-52 Win 2013
This article provides strategies that are recommended to elementary school teachers to help students in the U.S. understand Islam and its followers. It discusses the importance of cultural and historical studies in making students aware of the value of Islam to its followers. Three strategies described herein are: the concept of similarities, the concept of diversity, and the historical contributions made by scholars from the Muslim world in various fields or disciplines. It is concluded that the issues and approaches described in this article will provide educators with a starting point toward building tolerance, understanding, and appreciation among and between people of non-Islamic faith and the followers of Islam.
Descriptors: Islam, Islamic Culture, Elementary School Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Muslims, Scholarship, Social Attitudes, Religious Cultural Groups, Consciousness Raising, Ethnic Diversity, Mathematics, Sciences, Medicine, History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education
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