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Divisions, diversity and educational directives: IRE teachers' didactic choices in Kisumu, Kenya
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM), Contexts and Cultural Boundaries (KK).
2010 (English)In: British Journal of Religious Education, ISSN 0141-6200, E-ISSN 1740-7931, Vol. 32, no 3, p. 245-258Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present article focuses on the choices teachers make when teaching Islamic religious education (IRE) in the town of Kisumu, Kenya. The data were collected through interviews with IRE teachers and participant observations in schools that offered IRE during several fieldwork sessions in the period2003-2006 . The fieldwork revealed that the choices teachers made were related to social and religious contexts both inside and outside the school setting and also the more immediate contexts of the teaching-learning situation. Most clearly, the choices were influenced by the fact that IRE is an examinable subject in a larger educational system. This article claims that an alternation between a confessional education into Islam and a more fact-oriented education about Islam was a strategy used by some teachers balancing between competing demands posed by the educational system, students, parents and the surrounding local society.

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Routledge, 2010. Vol. 32, no 3, p. 245-258
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Islam, education, Kenya
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-5416DOI: 10.1080/01416200.2010.498610ISI: 000280388500006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77955067012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-5416DiVA, id: diva2:345218
Available from: 2010-08-24 Created: 2010-08-24 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved

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