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Title:A guide to the presentation of Islam in school textbooks
Editors:Falaturi, AbdoldjavadISNI
Tworuschka, UdoISNI
Walpole, Michael
Series:CSIC papers. Africa; no. 8
City of publisher:Birmingham
Publisher:Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations
Geographic term:world
Abstract:During the 1980s in West Germany there was a concerted effort to examine in detail the way in which Islam was presented in primary and secondary school textbooks of Religious Education, History and Geography. The scholars who led the work, Professors Falaturi and Tworuschka, looked at hundreds of textbooks to identify bias, incorrect information and misrepresentation. The experience gained in this systematic analysis has been gathered in the present volume, a summary of explicitly correct and explicitly incorrect portrayals and judgments with regard to the central doctrines of Islam, including the Ummah (Community), the situation of minorities, and missionary activity and fundamentalism. The publication includes a reflection on the British situation by Alan S. Brown. Except for a few references to the religious situation in Egypt Africa is not mentioned.