The Exploration of the Experiences and Perceptions of Muslim Women Teachers and Leaders in British State Schools

Noor, Sanaa (2018) The Exploration of the Experiences and Perceptions of Muslim Women Teachers and Leaders in British State Schools. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

The main purpose for this dissertation is to examine the experiences and perceptions of Muslim woman

teachers and leaders in British state schools. To achieve this, the researcher examined the types of

challenges and barriers these teachers experienced and how they coped with often being the only

Muslim BME woman in a predominantly white team. Using a qualitative research method, the

researcher conducted semi-structured interviews with six teachers and leaders, from different London

state schools and boroughs, who consider themselves to be Muslims and declared themselves ethnically

as Kenyan (1); Somali (1); Pakistani (3); and Turkish (1).

The results show that on account of the intersecting facets of her identity Muslim women are

simultaneously oppressed in the midst of being awarded opportunities. Due to the interplay of these

intersections as well as stereotypical assumptions which impacts attitudes towards Muslim women, she

encounters the Muslim penalty, institutional racism and Islamophobia simply on the grounds of being

visibly different.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Gigg, Diane
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 14:44
Last Modified: 07 May 2020 14:02
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/56458

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