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Muslims in IrelandPast and Present$
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Oliver Scharbrodt, Tuula Sakaranaho, Adil Hussain Khan, Yafa Shanneik, and Vivian Ibrahim

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748696888

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696888.001.0001

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Education and Muslim National Schools in Ireland1

Education and Muslim National Schools in Ireland1

(p.163) Chapter 7 Education and Muslim National Schools in Ireland1
Muslims in Ireland

Tuula Sakaranaho

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter discusses the provision of Muslim schools in the Republic of Ireland. While the introduction of publicly-funded Muslim faith-based schools has been controversial in other European countries, the establishment of the first Muslim school in Dublin in 1990 (the second to follow in 2001) was uncontended and did not arouse much public interest, as both were perceived as in line with the traditional denominational set-up of the Irish educational system. The modus operandi of both schools will be discussed as well as the challenges both schools have faced since their establishment. These discussions are embedded in more general considerations of how the Irish educational system has responded to the increasing cultural and religious diversity of Irish society.

Keywords:   Islamic education, Muslim schools, multiculturalism, school governance, integration

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