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Conference: Islam, Muslims, and education in Britain

Posted on 16 April 2018 by Mark Bryant

Building on the success of 2014’s postgraduate-led conference, the Islam-UK Centre kicked off 2018 with a one-day symposium which considered the narratives surrounding Islam, Muslims, and education in Britain. The symposium emerged from our reflections as doctoral students whose theses are contributing to these debates. We have noticed that, whilst there has been a proliferation
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Kate Hodgson – Has social media normalised Islamophobia? Observations of the aftermath of the attack on the Finsbury Park Mosque

Posted on 30 January 2018 by Michael Munnik

North London Central Mosque in Finsbury Park.Image by Danny Robinson (CC BY-SA 2.0),via Wikimedia Commons Social media has advanced at an alarming rate: people can now access their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages on their smartphones, wherever they are. For many, one of the biggest attractions of social media is that it is not limited
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Matthew Vince – ‘Being There’: A brief reflection on shadowing Muslim RE teachers

Posted on 24 October 2017 by Michael Munnik

When I began my doctoral thesis – exploring the experiences of Muslim Religious Education (RE) teachers working in British secondary school contexts – I wanted an ethnographic aspect to the study. Despite the growth of research surrounding Muslims in education, rarely has this research ventured past the school gates. Therefore, during my data collection I
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