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ERIC Number: EJ1061846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-3667
Islam Is Essential for General Education
Meacham, Jack
Journal of General Education, v64 n1 p56-64 2015
The religion of Islam is often portrayed with false and negative stereotypes. If we expect our students to understand and participate in the global world and to be informed and engaged citizens in a democratic America, then it is essential that they develop a basic and sound understanding of Islam. Furthermore, learning about Islam can facilitate the development of students' critical thinking. I describe how I engaged my students with Islam in a general education course with four hundred students and provide examples of critical thinking from students' papers. Given the importance of Islam at this point in history, America's colleges and universities should strengthen their general education programs by requiring that all students become more familiar with and knowledgeable about the religion of Islam.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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