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ERIC Number: EJ1059309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Teaching about Islam and Muslims While Countering Cultural Misrepresentations
Elbih, Randa
Social Studies, v106 n3 p112-116 2015
Contemporary global events of the War on Terror, the War on ISIS, and the United States contentious relationship with Muslim societies make it crucial to teach about Islam and Muslims in school. However, negative representations of Islam and Muslims often impede this process. Overcoming these challenges is critical for the development of compassionate and informed students who are capable of thinking critically in a complex and globalized world. This article shows the importance of addressing Muslim representation in the media, debunks myths about Islam and Muslims, and provides concrete classroom recommendations for teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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