The manipulation and misrepresentation of a religion
- Paperback / softback, 184 pages, 234 mm x 156 mm
- 30 May 2012
- Trentham Books Ltd
This book analyses the dominant approaches to teaching of Islam in the context of changing policies on race ethnicity and the recent discussions about the relevance of multiculturalism. It argues for a transformation of the teaching of Islam in schools so that pedagogy and the curriculum challenge the historical misrepresentation of Islam and address Islamophobia.
It is an important book for education professionals and those interested in the links between religion, education and social policy. For religious education teachers it is essential reading.
1 The social cohesion agenda and Islam 2 Islam and UK education 3 Teaching and learning Islam - the raw materials 4 Islam, Britishness and religious tolerance 5 Islam and the limits of multicultural education 6 Islam, radicalisation and education: an international picture 7 Islam, social cohesion and the end of critical engagement in education