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The lack of representation in the curriculum and media prompted educators to use a “windows and mirrors” approach that allows students to look at other peoples’ experiences and to see their own stories reflected in the curriculum. Although progress has been made in looking into the experiences of other realities, it remains limited. To allow students to see themselves in the curriculum, educators can take a variety of steps. Educators should teach about different historical perspectives and to use lived experiences to reorient histories.
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.