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ERIC Number: EJ828475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Learning from the Experience of Muslim Students in American Schools: Towards a Proactive Model of School-Community Cooperation
Sabry, Nermin Said; Bruna, Katherine Richardson
Multicultural Perspectives, v9 n3 p44-50 Jul 2007
Drawing on interviews with Muslim parents, students, and teachers in a Midwestern city, as well as one of the author's (Sabry's) own experiences as a member in the local Muslim community, this paper documents and describes the challenges faced by Muslim youth in U.S. schools. Grounded in the theoretical framework of cultural mismatch, the paper presents key themes of the interviews with regards to the areas of curriculum, instruction, and home-school relations. Based on these findings, and using Banks' Multicultural Education Dimensions, a proactive model of cooperation between the families of Muslim students and the public school system is proposed. The paper concludes by urging other scholars to investigate the schooling of Muslim students in the U.S. and encouraging members of the Muslim community to share their U.S. schooling experiences. (Contains 3 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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