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Title [sv]
Erfarenheter av Islamiskt och västerländsk utbildning i Sverige och Storbritannien
Title [en]
Experiences of Islamic and ´Western´ Education in Sweden and Britain
Abstract [sv]
This project will study the experiences of teenage Muslim school students in Britain and Sweden who move between compulsory schools and supplementary Islamic classes. Traced respectively to ´traditional´ and ´modern´ educational perspectives, these two educational settings are generally perceived in polarized terms. Despite the plethora of studies on ´European Islam´ and intercultural education, this field remains under-researched particularly in relation to the direct experience of the students themselves. In this light, the proposed research aims to establish, first and foremost, how and to what effect different learning traditions complement and/or counteract each other from the comparatively and qualitatively examined perspectives of the student participants, selected from three Islamic educational providers in each country. Secondly, it examines the impact of their dual educational experience on their identity formation, social integration/alienation, and self/other representation as gendered and ethno-religious insiders/outsiders. Thirdly, the research assesses if and how involvement in the research process makes any difference to the participants? understanding of their dual educational experience and its impact on their identity. Since research on Islamic education in Europe is in its infancy, an auxiliary aim within the scope of the applicant?s career development plan is to establish a European network for research on Islamic education will be established.
Principal InvestigatorBerglund, Jenny
Co-InvestigatorNafissi, Mohammad
Co-InvestigatorGent, Bill
Coordinating organisation
Södertörn University
2015-01-01 - 2017-12-31
National Category
LearningReligious Studies
DiVA, id: project:1736Project, id: 2014-06423_VR

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