ERIC Number: EJ938510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
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A Place for Informal Learning in Teaching about Religion: The Story of an Experienced Non-Muslim Teacher and Her Learning about Islam
Aown, Najwa M.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n8 p1255-1264 Nov 2011
Teacher learning about religion has remained an under-researched topic in spite of the professional accountability placed on teachers to teach about religion in a constitutionally permissible and pedagogically sound way. Using data collected from interviews, the purpose of this study is to describe and examine how and what an experienced Non-Muslim teacher of the world's religions learned about Islam in today's climate of accountability and negative imagery of Islam. The findings of this study suggest that informal learning through independent reading and interaction with a local Muslim community can be a means to enculturate teachers of world religions into ways of learning about Islam.
Descriptors: Muslims, Informal Education, Independent Reading, Islam, Accountability, Experienced Teachers, Religion, Religious Education, Negative Attitudes, Multicultural Education, Learning Strategies, Intercultural Communication, Inservice Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
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