Confronting Islamophobia in education
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Ramarajan, D., & Runell, M.
Journal article

Ramarajan, D., & Runell, M. (2007). Confronting Islamophobia in education 1. Intercultural Education, 18(2), 87–97.

In order to address the lack of religious pluralism in school systems, the Tenenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding created a Religion and Diversity Education program to help educators create inclusive classrooms. The program includes elementary and high school curricula that addresses Islamophobia. The goal of the program is to allow students to be curious rather than fearful. This article provides an overview of the education program in elementary and high schools, the design of the program, and how it is implemented in the classroom. The study also notes how the program confronts Islamophobia by cultivating skills such as learning to resolve conflicts. Lastly, the challenges and successes of the program are noted.

The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.

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