Islamic Religious Education in the Netherlands

June 2006
European Education;Summer2006, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p76
Academic Journal
The article focuses on Islamic primary school education in the Netherlands. Muslim school children represent a growing group in Dutch schools. The article discusses a variety of educational options for Muslim children. Many parents of Muslim children opt to send their children to private Christian schools. Also, public schools have an obligation to provide space and a salary for religious education if parents demand this. Dutch law requires education on "spiritual movements" for all public schools; also, there are 41 schools in the Netherlands that provide Islamic primary school education.


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