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ERIC Number: EJ901373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
Supporting Muslim Students in Secular Public Schools
Schlein, Candace; Chan, Elaine
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v4 n4 p253-267 2010
This article discusses the findings of a study examining the challenges and opportunities of supporting Muslim students in secular public schools. Education is explored as a multifaceted interplay between home and family life, community resources, school programs and policies, and classroom lessons to investigate the curricular experiences of Muslim students in North America. In particular, this study focuses on data gathered through interviews, informal conversations, and participant observations to draw a narrative case study of a female, Bangladeshi, Muslim student attending a comprehensive elementary and middle school. The study explores tensions and growth among this Muslim student, her parent, and members of her school community as she balances affiliation to family beliefs and practices, her ethnic community, her Muslim community within the diaspora, and her school community. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh; Canada