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ERIC Number: EJ856689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
Participatory Action Research: Creating Spaces for Beginning Conversations in Sexual Health Education for Young Australian Muslims
Sanjakdar, Fida
Educational Action Research, v17 n2 p259-275 Jun 2009
This paper looks at the role participatory action research played in beginning curriculum conversations in sexual health for young Australian Muslims. Sexual health education has been the cause of much dissension among the local, national and international Muslim community. There is also a general lack of consensus in many Australian Islamic schools on how to teach this curriculum and by whom. In an attempt to introduce sexual health education to their Muslim students, teachers at one Victorian Islamic school participated in a study by the author that explored ways to develop an action learning model for strategic innovation in this contentious curriculum area. This paper reports on some of the findings of this study, and in particular how action research provided the means to acquire the clarity, understanding and action required when working in this curriculum area. As these teachers engaged in the action research cycles, they also engaged in reversing the cycles of hegemonic control operating at their school. (Contains 3 notes, 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia