European Perspectives on Islamic Education and Public Schooling - Jenny Berglund

European Perspectives on Islamic Education and Public Schooling - Jenny Berglund

Public School in France: The Place of Islam and Muslim’s Languages

European Perspectives on Islamic Education and Public Schooling - Jenny Berglund

Samim Akgönul [+-]
University of Strasbourg
Samim Akgönül, an historian and political scientist, is a professor in the Department of Turkish Studies at the University of Strasbourg and researcher at the DRES center of the French National Center for Scientific Research.

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France is known as a strictly secular state where religion has no place in the educational system. But since 1990, “religion” as a social total fact, and especially “Islam” seen as problematic within the framework of “French values” became one of the main educational battlefield. Islam has been introduced in the school programmes as a part of the “religious fact” since 2002 Debray’s report. In addition, France is politically investing on the Imam’s training programmes especially at the University. A Master of “Islamology” has started at Strasbourg Public University in 2010. Finally, Islamic education is also more and more visible at private schools in contract or not with the French State with, for the moment, a small success.

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Akgönul, Samim. Public School in France: The Place of Islam and Muslim’s Languages. European Perspectives on Islamic Education and Public Schooling. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 56-77 Nov 2018. ISBN 9781781794845. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30257. Date accessed: 23 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30257. Nov 2018

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