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ERIC Number: EJ1047298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-2103
Muslim Education and Its (In)commensurability with Multiculturalism: Some Thoughts on the Imaginative Madrassah
Waghid, Yusef; Davids, Nuraan
Policy Futures in Education, v12 n1 p124-130 2014
Muslim education is not incommensurate with multiculturalism and, hence, does not pose a threat to multiculturalism at all. If Muslim education were to be perceived as a risk to multiculturalism then either such a form of education is not conceived appropriately or the claims of multiculturalism are false. Instead, the authors argue that Muslim education can engender multiculturalism--that is, Muslim education is attuned to multiculturalism. Moreover, they contend that Muslim education has the potential to give rise to new imaginings, which augurs well for the madrassah--that is, the educational institution often pejoratively accused of instigating violence. Instead, they argue that the imaginative madrassah can be considered as a seedbed for vigilance and recognition of the other--those virtues that can harness multicultural practices.
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Language: English
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