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Educating the Muslims of America / edited by Yvonne Y. Haddad, Farid Senzai, and Jane I. Smith.



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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Book, Conference Proceedings
  • xiv, 277 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Based on a conference hosted by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) and Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) held at Georgetown University on April 6, 2006.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • PREFACE-- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS-- CONTRIBUTORS-- INTRODUCTION: THE CHALLENGE OF ISLAMIC EDUCATION IN NORTH AMERICA - YVONNE Y. HADDAD AND JANE I. SMITH-- 1. Islamic Schools of America - Karen Keyworth-- 2. Safe Havens or Religious 'Ghettos'? Narratives of Islamic Schooling in Canada - Jasmine Zine-- 3. The Case for the Muslim School as a Civil Society Actor - Louis Cristillo-- 4. Teaching about Religion, Islam and the World in Public and Private School Curriculum - Susan Douglass-- 5. Muslim Homeschooling - Priscilla Martinez-- 6. Guide Us to the Straight Way: Nascent Institutions Take on the Challenge of Educating Muslim Youth in America - Nadia Inji Khan-- 7. Islamic Children's Media - Yasmin Moll-- 8. Islamic Programming and Inmate Rehabilitation - Anna Bowers-- 9. Muslim Women Encounter Drinking Cultures on Campus - Shabana Mir-- 10. Authentic Interactions: Eliminating the Anonymity of Otherness - Barbara Sahli, Christina Safiya Tobias-Nahl and Mona Abo-Zena-- AFTERWORD - FARID SENZAI.
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Publisher's Summary:
As the U.S. Muslim population continues to grow, Islamic schools are springing up across the American landscape. Especially since the events of 9/11, many have become concerned about what kind of teaching is going on behind the walls of these schools, and whether it 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, including: new forms of institutions for youth and college-age Muslims; home-schooling; the impact of educational media on young children; and the kind of training being offered by Muslim chaplains in universities, hospitals, prisons, and other such settings. Finally the authors look at the ways in which Muslims are rising to the task of educating the American public about Islam in the face of increasing hostility and prejudice.This timely volume is the first dedicated entirely to the neglected topic of Islamic education.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, 1935-
Senzai, Farid.
Smith, Jane I.
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

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