Islamic Education in Secular Societies
7.5 credits cr.
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This course provides an introduction to Islam as a religious and cultural component in Europe. After a short historical introduction the course will focus on Islam in school and educational contexts. Questions that will be discussed are: meetings between different Muslim groups and schools, aspects of teaching about Islam within religious education in different European contexts, Islamic religious education in secular societies, textbook images of Islam as well as Islamophobia and the role of school and teachers to tackle it.