Leading While Muslim: The Experiences Of American Muslim Principals After 9/11 by Debbie Almontaser

Leading While Muslim: The Experiences Of American Muslim Principals After 9/11

byDebbie Almontaser

Paperback | November 6, 2018

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There has been a sizable amount of research on how 9/11 has had an impact on public school communities, including students, teachers, and parents of Muslim identity. There is however a lack of study on Muslim principals of public schools. This book examines the lived experiences of American Muslim principals who serve in public schools post-9/11 to determine whether global events, political discourse, and the media coverage of Islam and Muslims have affected their leadership and spirituality. Such a study is intended to help readers to gain an understanding of the adversities that American Muslim principals have experienced post-9/11 and how to address these adversities, particularly through decisions about educational policy and district leadership.
Debbie Almontaser was the founding and former principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy in Brooklyn, New York. A 25-year veteran of the NYC Public School System, she taught and served as a director in special education and inclusion, trained teachers in literacy, and served as a multicultural specialist and diversity advisor...
Title:Leading While Muslim: The Experiences Of American Muslim Principals After 9/11Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:138 pages, 8.76 X 5.96 X 0.41 inShipping dimensions:138 pages, 8.76 X 5.96 X 0.41 inPublished:November 6, 2018Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1475840950

ISBN - 13:9781475840957

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Table of Contents

Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Meaning of Leadership Chapter 3: The American Muslim Experience Chapter 4: How this Study was Conducted Chapter 5: Political Climate and Role of the Media Chapter 6: Inferior and Foreign: Being Seen as the "Other" and Unconscious Fear Chapter 7: Spirituality Chapter 8: Education and Communication over Political Spectacle and Additional Findings Chapter 9: Implications for the Future and Conclusion About the Author

Editorial Reviews

Not much has been written about the challenges that American Muslim principals face. As a school leader, Debbie Almontaser finally gives voice to a much needed educational community: Muslim school leaders. Within these pages, she discusses topics that are encountered everyday by these American Muslim school leaders. Almontaser creates a clear and coherent framework for her argument and her writing is clear and a pleasure to read. Each chapter is grounded in research and contains valuable reflections. Her emphasis on these school leaders is an essential component towards bridging the educational norms in contemporary public schooling. This book is among the best written I have seen on this educational topic. Almontaser has a lifetime of experience in public school education, including as a school leader. Today, she is helping education leaders and lay leaders. As a result of her experiences, she provides guidance and inspiration to focus on encouraging community cultural practices in our schools.