This book by Suma Din brings the voices of Muslim mothers into the discourse on parent–school relations. What they say is essential reading for teachers, student teachers, sociology of education students, policymakers and those working with families.
Suma Din’s study gives voice to over 50 women from a wide range of African, Arab and Asian backgrounds, all social classes, some of them immigrants but many of them born in the UK. They speak about the hijab, choice of schools, religious festivals, the curriculum, the Prevent strategy, sex and relationship education and much else.
The book sheds light on their identities, experiences and challenges as they support their children through state schools in Britain.
You can read the Introduction and the Chapter on Bridges for free here:
The full book can be purchased eg. from Amazon