ERIC Number: EJ1175206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Whose "Jihad"? Oral History of an American Muslim Educational Leader and U.S. Public Schools
Ezzani, Miriam D.; King, Kelley M.
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v50 n2 p113-129 2018
While case studies have documented how teachers can either ameliorate or exacerbate situations of ignorance or hate in the classroom toward Muslim students, the role of educational leaders in U.S. public schools remains negligible. In response, this paper aims to develop the knowledge base of educational leadership as it pertains to the jihad or struggle of Muslim students to deal with Islamophobia and to provide insights for productive leadership which deconstruct stereotypes toward anti-Islamophobia. Because postcolonial theory, as espoused in Edward Said's work, emphasises creating spaces for subjects to speak for themselves, we highlight an oral history account of a Muslim female immigrant's experiences as a student and teacher in U.S. public schools, and as an activist educational leader in a U.S. Islamic School. The narrative is broadly applicable--as Islam and Muslims have been painted with a pejorative broad brush due to global sociopolitical incidences.
Descriptors: Oral History, Muslims, Females, Teacher Attitudes, Islam, Stereotypes, Instructional Leadership, Social Bias, Immigrants, Student Attitudes, Educational Experience, Public School Teachers, Activism, Religious Education, Personal Narratives, Terrorism, Fear, Social Justice, Acculturation, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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