The Role of the Classroom in Negotiating a Hybridized European Muslim Identity

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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
Stream: Learning, Education, Training
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Jamie L. Hillis

Masters of Education Candidate, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Gladys L. Benerd School of Education, University of the Pacific

Lodi, California, USA

Jamie Cunningham is a Masters of Education candidate at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, USA. Ms. Cunningham has research interests in Islamic student populations in the USA and Western Europe. Upon completing her degree, Ms. Cunningham intends to teach English to secondary students before entering a Ph. D program in Education.

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