Confronting Islamophobia in Educational Practice

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Trentham, 2004 - Education - 209 pages
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How is the educational community across the world coming to grips with increased societal hostility towards Islam as a belief system and towards their Muslim populations?

This book examines the issue of Islamophobia, the fear of Islam, from multiple perspectives. Background and academic articles contextualize this phenomenon, with the main thrust of the book being on educational practice. The contributors-from the US, Europe, Australia and Israel-show how schools, teachers, and students are coping with the stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination that are building up against Islam and its followers.

This timely and important book will appeal to academic readers seeking a theoretical and historical approach to the issue and particularly to teachers, educational and community leaders who are looking for methods to address the Islamophobia they encounter in their classrooms and schools.

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About the author (2004)

Barry Van Driel is the Secretary General of the International Association for Intercultural Education and Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Intercultural Education. He is also employed as a curriculum developer and teacher trainer at the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. He lives, alternately, in the Netherlands and the United States. He is presently implementing multiple projects in the USA and Europe that focus on prejudice reduction, education in a multicultural society and human rights education.

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