New York: Palgrave Macmillan (2007)

Michael Merry
University of Amsterdam
In this book I offer a critical, comparative and empirically-informed defense of Islamic schools in the West. To do so I elaborate an idealized philosophy of Islamic education, against which I evaluate the situation in three different Western countries. I examine in details notions of cultural coherence, the scope of parental authority v. a child's interests, as well as the state's role in regulating religious schools. Further, using Catholic schools as an analogous case, I speculate on the likely future of Western Islamic schools.
Keywords Islamic schools  Muslims  Islamic education  Culture  Identity  Islam  Well-being  Netherlands  Belgium  Children's rights  Legitimacy
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