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ERIC Number: EJ1170615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Islamophobia: What Teachers Can Do to Reduce It in the Classroom
Hossain, Kazi
Multicultural Education, v25 n1 p35-40 Fall 2017
The year 2017 marked the sixteenth year anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Center, the worst domestic attack in U.S. history. The global environment has been very different since September 11, 2001. Prior to that date, terms such as terrorism, terroristic actions, and Islamophobia were not commonly heard. The world environment has changed greatly since then. Now people all over the world are continually on edge. They do not feel safe, either physically or mentally. Most are struggling to come to terms with these changes and trying to understand the causes. Islamophobia is not only focused on Islam or Muslims, but also on anyone "who may appear to be Muslim" (Ramarajan & Runell, 2007). Regardless of how the term Islamophobia is defined, one thing known for sure is that its impact on society, including the impact on U.S. schools and classrooms, is palpable. This article discusses: (1) Spread of Islamophobia; (2) The impact of Islamophobia in the classroom; and (3) Addressing Islamophobia.
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Language: English
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