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ERIC Number: EJ1155774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Asking the Right Questions: Teaching about Islam and Globalization
Jafar, Afshan
Teaching Sociology, v45 n4 p379-387 Oct 2017
This article describes an exercise designed to introduce the topic of Islam and Muslims in a Sociology of Globalization course. The activity asks students to complete a sentence regarding Muslim women. Rather than provide any definitive answers regarding Islam or Muslims, the purpose of the exercise is for students to see the reductive nature of the questions that are often asked about Islam and Muslims. Students who took the course in the spring of 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 were asked to complete an online questionnaire about the exercise. The results reveal that the exercise had a positive, lasting impact on students' perceptions and understanding of Islam and Muslims.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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