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ERIC Number: EJ1060461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1005
A Normative Approach to the Legitimacy of Muslim Schools in Multicultural Britain
Hills, Peter Matthew
British Journal of Educational Studies, v63 n2 p179-196 2015
Debate has grown about the legitimacy of Muslim faith schools within the British education system. At the same time, scepticism has developed towards multiculturalism as a normative approach for dealing with diversity. This article argues that it is worth retaining the normative impetus of multiculturalism by returning to its roots in political philosophy. In particular, we can draw on Will Kymlicka's distinction between "internal restrictions" and "external protections" as a way to assess the legitimacy of minority claims. Having outlined this distinction, the paper applies it to the case of Muslim Schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom