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ERIC Number: EJ1102540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
Towards an Overlapping Consensus: Muslim Teachers' Views on Fundamental British Values
Panjwani, Farid
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v42 n3 p329-340 2016
New Teachers' Standards were implemented in England in September 2012, giving prominent place to "Fundamental British Values" (FBV). This paper presents the findings of a small-scale research project carried out to understand Muslim teachers' perspectives on the standards, and FBVs in particular. Though the teachers made several criticisms of FBVs, they did not see any incompatibility between FBVs and their conception of Islamic values. The paper proposes that the teachers' responses reflect Rawlsian "overlapping consensus" and situates the roots of this consensus in contemporary Muslim intellectual history and the modernist reforms. Finally, a case is made that the teachers' responses problematise the essentialised understanding of terms such as "Islam" and "the West" and indicate the interpretive and open-ended nature of cultures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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