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Muslim Pupils, Children’s Fiction and Personal Understanding

Gilani-Williams, F. and Bigger, Stephen (2011) Muslim Pupils, Children’s Fiction and Personal Understanding. Almas, 12. ISSN 1818-9296


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Stories are a widespread if problematic pedagogical tool. Authors express their values, often more materialistic than spiritual and often bizarre. Our question in this artricle is how stories can assist children’s personal understanding, focusing particularly on Muslim children. We discuss stories written by the authors, for educational purposes with sample stories available on-line. We conclude that writing stories for educational purposes can bring to life for children the experiences which they encounter, the choices they have to make, and their relationships with others around them. Stories encourage discussion, role-play and story-writing which can make real the nature of community and citizenship.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Muslim education, children's literature, story, multiculturalism, postcolonial theory.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > PZ Childrens literature
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Stephen Bigger
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2010 14:44
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:24

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