Journals Higher Education

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26 February 2009

296 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195375206


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Educating the Muslims of America

Yvonne Y Haddad, Farid Senzai, and Jane I Smith

Especially since the events of 9/11, many have become concerned about what kind of teaching is going on behind the walls of Muslim schools in America and whether such teaching might serve to foster the seditious purposes of Islamist extremism. The essays collected in this volume look behind those walls and discover both efforts to provide excellent instruction following national educational standards and attempts to inculcate Islamic values and protect students from what are seen as the dangers of secularism and the compromising values of American culture. Also considered here are other dimensions of American Islamic education and the ways in which Muslims are rising to the task of educating the American public in the face of increasing hostility and prejudice. This timely volume is the first dedicated entirely to the neglected topic of Islamic education in this country.

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