Islamic Religious Education in the Netherlands

  title={Islamic Religious Education in the Netherlands},
  author={Wasif A. Shadid and Pieter Sjoerd van Koningsveld},
In Dutch primary schools, students choose from among several options for their religious education. In addition to the compulsory “spiritual movements” course, students can either study Islamic religious education (offered in 7 percent of public schools) or Christian religious education. The public and political debates surrounding the 41 Islamic primary schools has shifted over time. Whereas earlier on the debate focused around the merits of, or prejudices against these types of schools, more… CONTINUE READING