Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Education and Human Development
This study investigates what impact has the American educational system had in conveying the religious ideals of Islam within high school classrooms and has classroom discussions dealing with the societal profiles of Muslims been proactive or passive in dealing with this controversial issue? The method in which traditional American scholarly mindsets have approached the Islamic religion in education is explored and compared to relatively recent conceptions of Muslims within American schools in order to shed light on an interesting modern topic with immense historical background. Finally, a professional development presentation, designed to show societal impact of nationalistic bias of textbook information on generational attitudes. The responsibilities to teachers to go beyond the textbook on debatable subject content in order to give students the tools they need to make educational approaches to topics is stressed.
Bourne, Michael W., "Jihad and American Education: An Examination of Textbook Inclusion" (2010). Education and Human Development Master's Theses. 43.