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ERIC Number: EJ1086838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
Islamic Education in a Multicultural Society: The Case of a Muslim School in Canada
Ali, Faisal Mohamed; Bagley, Carl
Canadian Journal of Education, v38 n4 2015
The case study explores the ways in which a prominent, private Canadian Muslim school provides an Islamic education while negotiating its place in an integrated, socially cohesive, multicultural society. The data are derived from an in-depth qualitative investigation utilizing documentary analysis, participant observation, and interviews (N = 22). The findings reveal the ways in which the school perceives the specific challenges in negotiating the tension between their aspiration to preserve Islamic values and wider socio-political pressures to integrate into Canada's multicultural society. The study concludes that both the nature of Islamic educational provision and Canadian multicultural policy require modification and change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
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