Every Muslim Child Matters

Practical Guidance for Schools and Children’s Services

June 2008
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  • Publisher
    Trentham Books
  • Published
    30th June 2008
  • ISBN 9781858564210
  • Language English
  • Pages 186 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"

Issues surrounding Islam have the potential to divide society but also to be a positive unifying force. How best can we respond effectively to the educational needs of Muslim children? How can extremism and Islamophobia be tackled?

This book provides: a rationale for change; guidance at a strategic level for authorities and schools; and suggestions for responding sensitively to, and helping raise the achievement of Muslim pupils

The chapters offer case studies and practical guidance on building a culturally inclusive curriculum, Islam and the Arts, Islam and the Sciences, and how to support schools in curriculum design and implementation. The final section features the authentic voice of young Muslims as they express their views on schools, on culture and on terrorism.

The book is designed for everyone involved in schools and children’s services, and is an original and invaluable resource for dealing with tensions between groups, in schools and in the schools’ communities. It is essential reading for everyone in education who wants to meet the needs of their Muslim students and help build a more cohesive society.

Introduction; 1) Every Muslim Child Matters: Towards a New Strategic Approach; 2) Muslims and Cultural Inclusivity: The Quiet Curriculum Revolution; 3) Islamic Arts in the Curriculum; 4) Every Muslim Child Matters: Change for Children, The Five Outcomes Explained; Appendix: Every Muslim Child Matters: Questions for Governors; Glossary; References; Index.

Maurice Irfan Coles

Maurice Irfan Coles has worked in education for nearly fifty years and has written extensively on school improvement, race equality, intercultural education and CPD.

Pete Chilvers

Pete Chilvers

Robert Bunting

Robert Bunting