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State-Funded Muslim Schools in Ireland: Insights and Perspectives


 
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1. Title Title of document State-Funded Muslim Schools in Ireland: Insights and Perspectives - European Perspectives on Islamic Education and Public Schooling
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Youcef Sai; Trinity College, Dublin; Ireland
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Islamic Studies
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) religious education in Europe; religious education; Islamic education; teaching Islam; Muslim schools; Muslim schools in Ireland; Islamic edication in Ireland
 
5. Subject Subject classification Islamic religious education
 
6. Description Abstract Ireland has only two state-funded Muslim schools which have existed since the early nineties. The initiative to establish them was driven by the demand of some Muslim families to have an education that would incorporate their Islamic values and beliefs. Approximately twenty-five years on, the schools continue to operate and teach the Irish national curriculum, in addition to Islamic Religious Education [IRE]. Little research, however, has been conducted on the State’s provision of these schools, in particular, the views of stakeholders (parents, teachers, principals) associated with them. Based on semi-structured interviews with twenty-two parents, six teachers, and two principals in 2014, this chapter explores some of their views on the provision of State-funded Irish Muslim schools and the issues surrounding them . These include three main areas; the current provision and accommodation of Muslim pupils in the current system and issues related to the general operation of the Muslim schools in contemporary Ireland . This chapter concludes by offering some direction for future research.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 12-Nov-2018
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/30243
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.30243
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; European Perspectives on Islamic Education and Public Schooling
 
16. Language English=en en
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) Europe,
Twenty-first century
 
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd