Departmental Bulletin Paper イースト・ロンドンの女性ムスリムの教育意識――家族・主体性・信仰――
Educational Attitudes of Muslim Women in East London:Family, Agency and Faith

安達, 智史

19pp.33 - 56 , 2016-03 , 白山人類学研究会
This paper investigates the educational attitudes of British Muslim women in East London. Based on data collected in interviews conducted in East London, this paper attempts to answer the following questions: What do Muslim women recognize the meaning of education, and what influence do their families and faith have on their educational aspirations? The findings showed that the informants had high educational aspirations for several reasons. First, they were strongly pressured to gain educational qualifications in order to take good jobs, build their careers and be free from the control of their families. Second, their parents were eager to educate their daughters but could not necessarily provide them with direct support because of their ignorance of the British educational system and their own low educational levels. Nevertheless, the informants’ parents supported them spiritually and morally. Third, Islam encourages these women to study hard in various ways. The informants understood Islam as a system of gender equality, and they thought that Islam promotes women’s education. Furthermore, the informants referred to these Islamic ideas to justify their engagement in education. These findings demonstrated that the Islamic faith did not prevent the informants from attaining an education. Instead, with the support of Islam and their families, these Muslim women had adapted to the British educational system.

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