Culture, Identity, and Islamic Schooling: A Philosophical Approach

Culture, Identity, and Islamic Schooling: A Philosophical Approach

by M. Merry


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In light of the growing phenomenon of Islamic schools in the United States and Europe, this compelling study outlines whether these schools share similar traits with other religious schools, while posing new challenges to education policy. Merry elaborates an ideal type of islamic philosophy of education in order to examine the specific challenges that Islamic schools face, comparing the different educational realities facing Muslim Populations in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230103535
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 08/17/2010
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michael S. Merry is Professor of Philosophy of Education and Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy in the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Politics of Islamic Schooling: A Comparative Look Islamic Education Between the Ideal and the Real Educating for Cultural Coherence The Well-being of Children and the Limits of Paternalism For the Sake of the Child: Religious Schools and Accountability The Future of Islamic Schools

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