Educational Strategies of Muslim Minorities in Western Europe

Research question/goal: 

Children of Muslim immigrants suffer significant disadvantages in the educational systems of Western Europe. This calls for studies that determine the conditions under which these children will be able to catch up with natives. Increasingly, Islamic schools have been established with the aim of equipping these children with equal chances and creating environments that are free of discrimination. This project addresses a pressing question: How do Islamic schools need to be structured in order to guarantee that students benefit from religiously segregated schooling? The aim of the project is threefold: (1) to study whether faith schools provide educational advantages compared to other schools, (2) to link the religious attachment and social capital generated in religious networks to educational achievements and (3) to investigate the wider consequences of segregated schooling for intergroup relationships and cooperation, which are seen as pivotal to achievement.

Due to the leave of the project director, the project was continued at the University of Cologne.

Fact sheet

2014 to 2015
continued elsewhere
Data Sources: 
primary Data Collection
Geographic Space: 
Western Europe