State accommodation of Islamic education: review of policy frameworks

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The purpose of this paper is to outline the major policy frameworks through which settings of religious education in general, and Islamic education in particular, are accommodated, integrated if you will, in public school systems, mainly in European contexts. To do so, the paper reviews the literature on religious education, seeking a better understanding of the contested place of religion in public spheres and policies, and mapping out the various models of religious education in modern nation-states. Specifically, the paper argues that the existing state accommodation policies are grounded in the history of church-state relations, as reflected in constitutional provisions and governmental policies. Furthermore, the paper argues that state accommodation policies are, for the most part, directed to enhance integration and social cohesion, but not necessarily to develop a Muslim identity that is part and parcel of the Europe’s national contexts. Keywords: Islamic Education, State Accommodation Policies, Integration, Muslim Minorities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)pp. 1-25
JournalAl-Qasemi Journal of Islamic Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

המאמר בשפה האנגלית

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Education and state
  • Islam -- Study and teaching
  • Islamic education
  • Social policy
  • אסלאם -- לימוד והוראה
  • חינוך ומדינה
  • חינוך מוסלמי
  • מדיניות חברתית


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