European Perspectives on Islamic Education and Public Schooling - Jenny Berglund

European Perspectives on Islamic Education and Public Schooling - Jenny Berglund

Mainstream Secular and Qur'an-based Islamic Education, Student Perspectives on the Relation between Two Disparate Forms

European Perspectives on Islamic Education and Public Schooling - Jenny Berglund

Jenny Berglund [+-]
Stockholm University
Jenny Berglund is Professor of Religious Education at Stockholm University, Sweden. She is the co-chair of the Religion and Public Schooling, International Perspectives Group at the American Academy of Religion (AARE), board member of the Swedish National Fora for Religious Education (NFR), and the Coordinator of the International Association for the History of Religions - Women Scholars Network (IAHR-WSN).

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This article focuses on the reported experiences of Muslim students that regularly shift between Quran-centred supplementary Islamic education and mainstream secular school. Its aim is to better comprehend how these students make sense of this dual educational experience while negotiating the knowledge, skills, and values that are taught to them by two apparently disparate institutions. The interviews were conducted in Stockholm and London, and thus a secondary aim is to assess the similarities and differences between these two national contexts. To balance and enhance our understanding of student experiences, this article employs a constructive understanding of Pierre Bourdieu's concepts of cultural capital and habitus as well as Andrey Rosowsky’s notion of liturgical literacy. It shows differences between Quran-based and mainstream notions of “reading”, especially with respect to their contrasting definitions of “understanding” and “meaning”; it also explores how competency in Quran recitation might become a valuable “capital” when translated from the language of “liturgical literacy” to the language of “skills”.

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Berglund, Jenny. Mainstream Secular and Qur'an-based Islamic Education, Student Perspectives on the Relation between Two Disparate Forms. European Perspectives on Islamic Education and Public Schooling. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 390-408 Nov 2018. ISBN 9781781794845. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30274. Date accessed: 23 May 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30274. Nov 2018

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