The Role of the Classroom in Negotiating a Hybridized European Muslim Identity
In this paper I consider the integration of school-age Muslims into Northwestern European society in light of rising nationalism, the trajectory of education and immigration reforms, and the role of the classroom in identity formation. Given the unique social position schools occupy, I propose a modified polder model for the classroom which intends to facilitate the formation of a hybridized European Muslim identity.
Keywords: Northwestern Europe', Identity, Polder Model, Muslims, Schools
Jamie L. Hillis
Masters of Education Candidate, Department of Curriculum and Instruction