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Islamic Schools Future: Elementary Education (La Plume, Eva de Vitray) and New Trends (MHS, Salafi, Clandestine, Non-contracted Schools by Choice, and Homeschooling)

  • Carine BourgetEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter investigates the recent trend of opening elementary rather than secondary schools. It focuses on two primary schools: La Plume in Grenoble, the first Muslim elementary school in France, and Eva-de-Vitray in Mantes-la-Jolie, the first Muslim elementary school in metropolitan France to get a contract with the state. The second part discusses schools at both ends of the spectrum: a secular school with Muslim ethics (MHS), a school reported to be Salafi, a clandestine school, a school that might not want a contract with the State, and homeschooling. Only the first one granted me access; I describe what I learned during unsuccessful attempts at visiting the others.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of French and ItalianUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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