Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)

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Real Australian teachers : working in an Australian Islamic school


The only teachers who work at Al Sadiq College in Sydney's south-west are Australian teachers, but they and their students experience cultural prejudice as a daily fact of life. This article describes the experiences of the author, principal of Al Sadiq College, and implications of the cultural bias for Australia. The author argues that the danger for the nation is that a 'conflicted identity' with its alienation, marginalisation, and suspicion will destabilise the students' sense of belonging. [Author abstract, ed]

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