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Author Thobani, Shiraz.

Title Islam in the school curriculum : symbolic pedagogy and cultural claims / Shiraz Thobani
Published London ; New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (269 pages)
Contents Introduction ---- 1. Policy Contexts and Disputed Knowledge --- 2. Researching School-Based Islam --- 3. Tradition and Innovation in the Curriculum --- 4. Liberalism and Social Parity --- 5. State, Religion and Cultural Restoration --- 6. The Micropolitics of Representation --- 7. Symbolic Imaginings in State Schools --- 8. Creating the New Community --- 9. Politicized Islam and Civic Engagement --- 10. Recontextualized Culture and Social Implications
Summary 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 int
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Education and state -- Great Britain.
Education -- Curricula -- Great Britain.
Islam -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1441100075
1441140549 (electronic bk.)
9781441140548 (electronic bk.)