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ERIC Number: EJ976846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Islam, Education and Inclusion: Towards a Social Justice Agenda?
Bhopal, Kalwant
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v33 n5 p783-790 2012
Recent research has shown that racism towards Muslims has significantly increased both in the USA and in the United Kingdom. Following the 9/11 attacks in the USA, discrimination and racialised violence has shown a significant increase against those from Muslim groups. This article reviews four texts that examine aspects of Muslim identity in current society, focusing on discourses of racism, Islamophobia and discrimination. They focus on issues in the United Kingdom and the USA and are key exemplars of the Global North. They examine these aspects by exploring how a social justice agenda can be reached either through an inclusive pedagogy or by understanding how Muslim identities would be affected by this. The commonality of the texts stems from the notion that they are all (in their own ways) arguing for an inclusive and social justice agenda in relation to exploring aspects of religious identity for Muslims in education. All texts recognise the difficulties associated with aspects of inclusion and how it can be incorporated into the teaching of religion for a greater aspect of understanding of religion as well as a way of increasing tolerance between different religious groups. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States