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Confronting Islamophobia in Educational Practice
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.
"[The authors] deftly present the state of affairs in many nations and offer strategies to combat the harful words, actions, decisions, policies, and cultures of Islamophobia. These strategies and contermeasures are not only for teachers and their students, but also for schools as a whole, for local education agencies, and even local and national governments….Advacates of equity, interrelgious understanding, and safe schools, as well as educators and instructional leaders with an Islamic student populace, will find this book worth reading."- Multicultural Review
"…and will also appeal to experienced educators.…timely and poignant."- Educational Review
"This is an important contribution to an area of education, culture and social development that has been treated only marginally to date."- Comparative Education
The Contributors: Pieter Batelaan (The Netherlands); Michele Bertani (Italy); Irene Donohoue Clyne (Australia); Barry van Driel, editor, (USA / The Netherlands); Mouin Fahiraladin (Israel); Beth Finkelstein (USA); Amber Haque (Malaysia); Yasemin Karakasoglu (Germany); J’Lein Liese (USA); Sigrid Luchtenberg (Germany); Maurice Coles (UK); Robin Richardson (UK); Prof. Shifra Sagy (Israel); Fida Sanjakdar (Australia); Lorraine Sheridan (UK); Shoshana Steinberg (Israel).