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Responses of three Muslim majority primary schools in England to the Islamic faith of their pupils

Ipgrave, Julia; Miller, Joyce; Hopkins, Paul

Authors

Julia Ipgrave

Joyce Miller

Abstract

This paper considers the responses of three English primary schools to the education of their Muslim pupils. It begins by setting out the context of discussion about Muslims and education in Europe as well as by describing some of the structural and pedagogical characteristics and trends in English education influencing the schools' options and choices. The main body of the article is a comparative analysis of the three schools, focusing on the approaches of teachers and school leaders to the faith backgrounds of their pupils, their constructions of Islam for these educational contexts, and their preparation of Muslim children for a religiously plural Britain. As the schools devise strategies and select between options, they provide in microcosm differing models of the inclusion of minority Islam in a western society. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2010-02
Journal Journal of International Migration and Integration
Print ISSN 1488-3473
Electronic ISSN 1874-6365
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 1
Pages 73-89
Institution Citation Ipgrave, J., Miller, J., & Hopkins, P. (2010). Responses of three Muslim majority primary schools in England to the Islamic faith of their pupils. Journal of international migration and integration = Revue de l'intégration et de la migration internationele, 11(1), 73-89. doi:10.1007/s12134-009-0119-7
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-009-0119-7
Keywords Cultural Studies; Demography; Anthropology