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Influences on the teaching of Arabic and Islamic Studies in UK higher education

Bernasek, Lisa and Canning, John (2009) Influences on the teaching of Arabic and Islamic Studies in UK higher education Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 8, (3), 259 -275. (doi:10.1177/1474022209339954).

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Abstract

Middle Eastern Studies, modern foreign languages and Islamic Studies have been recognized by the UK government as strategically important subjects in higher education. Motivated by government concerns about lack of knowledge about the Middle East and the radicalization of British Muslims, this designation has complex implications for the teaching and learning of Arabic language and Islamic Studies. Factors influencing the teaching of these disciplines in the UK are characterized by connections and disconnections which are historical, political, geographical and motivational.

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Published date: October 2009
Keywords: arabic community languages, islamic studies, middle eastern studies, islam

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Local EPrints ID: 68751
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/68751
ISSN: 1474-0222
PURE UUID: 0f7b6178-5d46-491a-a6aa-393da583bcaa

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Date deposited: 24 Sep 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:15

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Author: Lisa Bernasek
Author: John Canning

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