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schoolislam.dk: Project on Islam, Muslims and Danish Schools

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"Islam, Muslims and Danish Schools" is a multidisciplinary collaborative research involving anthropology, the sociology of religion, and Islamology. It is based in the Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University, involving researchers from the Islamic Cultures and Societies Research Unit in the departments of Culture and Society and of Education.


The objective of the project is to investigate the encounter between Muslim children, their families, and the Danish folkeskole (public schools). Existing research and informal observation suggest that this encounter is more complex and far-reaching than is often realized. The project seeks to investigate the encounter and explore how it affects public schooling in Denmark, Danish educational content, the conduct of Muslim minorities in Denmark, interpretations of Islam and the construction of diaspora Islam in Denmark.

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