Islam in the School Curriculum Hardback

Symbolic Pedagogy and Cultural Claims

by Shiraz Thobani;

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Islam in the School Curriculum

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This is a sociological study of the recontextualisation of Islam as school knowledge in the UK education system. "Islam in the School Curriculum" explores the conceptualisation of school-based Islam on two levels: as a symbolic category in English religious education as a consequence of policy shifts, and as pedagogic discourse at the local community level in state and Muslim schools. Using recontextualisation theory, the author examines the relations between educational governance, social interests and cultural epistemology as they pertain specifically to symbolic constructs. In the aftermath of September 11 2001, the teaching of Islam has assumed geopolitical significance, coming under close scrutiny internationally. Much of this attention has been directed at madrasas in Muslim countries, yet Islam in schooling contexts in the West has remained a blind-spot. In the UK, heightened anxieties about 'homegrown' terrorists point to the need for a better understanding of Islam in both state and faith schools.Shiraz Thobani explores the role played by national and local policies and pedagogic practices in the production of school-based Islam in a secular, liberal context and makes an important contribution to the sociology of the curriculum and the study of religious education.

Islam in the School Curriculum by Shiraz Thobani was published by Continuum in April 2010. The ISBN for Islam in the School Curriculum is 9781441100078.

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Details for Islam in the School Curriculum

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (April 2010)
Number of Pages278
Thickness17 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code3784182
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