ERIC Number: EJ815543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Why Do Muslim Parents Want Muslim Schools?
McCreery, Elaine; Jones, Liz; Holmes, Rachel
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v27 n3 p203-219 Oct 2007
The small-scale study focuses on a number of Muslim parents and practitioners who have rejected local primary community schools in favour of Muslim faith schooling. The rejection of the type of schools that we support and that we train our student teachers to prepare for prompts considerable concern. This concern has led us to question in what ways Muslim schools represent a challenge to our own educational beliefs and values. This study is an attempt to identify the source of that challenge and what it means to our understanding of ourselves as white educators and researchers and the work we do with trainee teachers. It leads us to question our perspective on a range of issues including diversity, inclusion, parental rights and ultimately the aims of education.
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Muslims, Community Schools, Religious Education, Social Values, Minority Groups, Preservice Teacher Education, Cultural Pluralism, Inclusive Schools, Foreign Countries, Islamic Culture, Islam, Student Rights
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom