Education of Muslim Students in Turbulent Times

  • Saeeda ShahEmail author


Education of children in multi-cultural multi-faith schools in the UK and elsewhere is a complex pedagogic challenge. This challenge is intensified in the case of Muslim students in the backdrop of growing assumptions regarding association of Muslims and Islam with religious extremism and violence. The resulting political, educational and social practices and discourses have impacted on the education of Muslims increasing their concerns about relevant state policies and provisions. Drawing on pertinent literature and research, this chapter discusses how this context of mistrust and turbulence has been shaping the Muslims’ expectations from education and their educational choices, and with what implications for the wider society.


State School Muslim Community Islamic Education Muslim Student Muslim Learner 
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  1. 1.University of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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