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In mild of the growing to be phenomenon of Islamic faculties within the usa and Europe, this compelling research outlines even if those colleges proportion comparable characteristics with different spiritual colleges, whereas posing new demanding situations to schooling coverage. Merry elaborates an excellent form of islamic philosophy of schooling to be able to study the categorical demanding situations that Islamic colleges face, evaluating the various academic realities dealing with Muslim Populations within the Netherlands, Belgium, and the United States.

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Members of several political parties openly denounced it, including the Christelijke Volkspartij and the Volksunie (Nielsen 1995; Dwyer & Meyer 1996; Shadid & Van Koningsveld 1995). ” No convincing argument was produced to suggest the illicit nature of founding Islamic schools (they are allowed as per article 17 of the Belgian Constitution). Rather, reactions had everything to do with the desirability of such schools (Dwyer & Meyer 1996; Leman & Renaerts 1996; Shadid & Van Koningsveld 1991, 1995).

27 Funding, Choice, and Control In comparing Islamic schools in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the United States, notable differences are apparent, but perhaps no other aspect separates them more than the level of state oversight. One of the strongest arguments for funding religious schools is greater accountability. Yet, as the following discussion will show, there is more to accountability than meets the eye. Belgium and the Netherlands In the Netherlands, state oversight in religious schools, as a result of complete funding, is quite high.

20 Earlier racist pronouncements (particularly against whites and Jews, but also Sunni Muslims) have been dramatically in decline in recent years. 30 ● Culture, Identity, and Islamic Schooling Headquartered in Fayetteville (Atlanta), Georgia, currently at least forty Clara Muhammad schools are scattered throughout the United States and Bermuda, usually in the larger cities. Each school is independently governed and administered, although the curriculum is centralized. The students tend to be predominately African American, though anyone, regardless of race, class, or creed, may attend.

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