ERIC Number: EJ1176451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Transmitting Faith in the Republic: Muslim Schooling in Modern Plural France
Ferrara, Carol A.
Religious Education, v113 n1 p14-25 2018
This article explores and analyzes private Muslim schooling in France using ethnographic research performed in 2013-2014 in Lille-, Lyon-, and Paris-based Muslim schools. The article discusses the course content and the interpretations of Islam that are taught, demonstrating how French republican values are fused together with Islam to promote a specific brand of French Muslim citizenship and identity. I argue that Muslim schools should be seen as part of the process of the normalization of Muslim-based civic engagement and that they represent a particular response to France's new plurality that reinterprets the boundaries of "French" and "Muslim."
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Course Content, Islam, Religious Education, Private Schools, Citizenship, High Schools, Values, Identification, Risk, Educational Benefits, Cultural Pluralism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: France; France (Paris)
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