ERIC Number: EJ720927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 65
Islamic Schools in Three Western Countries: Policy and Procedure
Merry, Michael S.; Driessen, Geert
Comparative Education, v41 n4 p411-432 Nov 2005
In this article, the authors compare Islamic schools in three countries: the United States, the Netherlands, and Belgium. In each country, the authors take care to situate Islamic schools within the broader context of educational policy and practice. In particular, the authors examine the mechanisms for funding, choice and control, noting that for reasons specific to each context monitoring either by the state or accrediting agencies poses both challenges and opportunities for Islamic schools.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Accreditation (Institutions), Islamic Culture, Educational Practices, Islam, Parochial Schools, Educational Finance, Comparative Analysis, Accountability
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium; Netherlands; United States