Countering Extremism in British Schools?: The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair (Paperback)
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Countering Extremism in British Schools?: The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair (Paperback)

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Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 29/11/2017
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In 2014 `Trojan Horse' affair, an alleged plot to `Islamify' several state schools in Birmingham, caused a previously highly successful school to be vilified. Holmwood and O'Toole challenge the accepted narrative and draw on the potential parallel with the Hillsborough disaster to suggest a similar false narrative has taken hold of public debate. This important book highlights the major injustice inflicted on the teachers and shows how this affair was used to criticise multiculturalism, and justify the expansion of a broad and intrusive counter extremism agenda.

Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447344131
Number of pages: 296
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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"A compelling alternative analysis of the `Trojan Horse' affair, shining much-needed light on a serious but neglected vector of educational inequality in the UK." Reza Gholami, University of Birmingham
"This highly engaging book charts the pervasive and politically motivated racialization of Muslim communities in Britain today. Detailed in its use of evidence and comprehensive in its analysis, it should be compulsory reading for everybody interested in the working of the state." Nasar Meer, University of Edinburgh
"Makes for important reading not only to rectify the injustices committed in the unfolding of the affair, but as part of the continued debate on what values should be promoted in schools, how these values should be interpreted, and their compatibility with religious expression." Journal of Education Policy
"An assiduous, impeccably researched account of the events that took place in Birmingham....utterly devastating reading. I cannot recommend it strongly enough." Peter Oborne, journalist.

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