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ERIC Number: EJ810449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Leading Multi-Ethnic Schools: Adjustments in Concepts and Practices for Engaging with Diversity
Shah, Saeeda
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v29 n5 p523-536 Sep 2008
The student population across world is increasingly reflective of diverse cultures, religions and ethnicities. This rich diversity may become a challenge for educational leaders, teachers, and policy-makers in the absence of an understanding of diverse sources of knowledge people draw on for directing their beliefs and daily practices. This paper explores the multi-ethnic context in Britain with a focus on Muslim students in English secondary schools, and argues for drawing on diverse ethnic knowledge sources to inform and enrich approaches towards managing diversity. It discusses the concept of "Adab" derived from Muslim ethics and philosophy, and debates possible contributions of such conceptual adaptations towards improving educational engagement and performance. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)