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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(5), 643-651
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-5-18
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Muslim Girls’ Experiences in non-Muslim Schools of Brisbane

Huma Kanwal1,

1Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Pub. Date: May 07, 2015

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Huma Kanwal. Muslim Girls’ Experiences in non-Muslim Schools of Brisbane. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(5):643-651. doi: 10.12691/education-3-5-18


Living conditions of Muslims have changed in the Western world. Many studies have found that after the incidents of September 11, 2001, Muslims all over the world, especially in the Western world have had to deal with the backlash of these events. Australia has not been isolated from this backlash. In this paper I explore the lives of 10 young Muslim girls who are 13-19 years of age and going to non-Muslim schools of Brisbane to find out their school experiences. In this paper I explore the school experiences of young Muslim girls to find out that at what extent these girls are struggling to negotiate their personalities while living in a non-Islamic society. Furthermore, the paper will highlight the issues of racism that has been faced by Muslim students in some of the Brisbane schools on the daily basis.

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