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ERIC Number: EJ776824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Teaching about Islam and Women: On Pedagogy and the Personal
Barlas, Asma
Intercultural Education, v18 n4 p367-371 Oct 2007
In this article, the author shares the challenges she faced as a teacher who teaches "Understanding Islam: Religion and Politics." She shares that most of the strains she had experienced began to surface when her class came to the segments on jihad and Muslim women. She also relates that some of the tensions experienced by her students result from some overlapping, but contradictory urges: wanting to learn about Islam, but being suspicious of some of the stuff they learn, especially if it casts Islam and Muslims in a positive light; keeping an open mind by not judging the course materials and in fact rushing to judge them; and wanting to learn about Islam from Muslims but then rejecting what Muslims say about Islam on the grounds that it is too partisan. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A