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Alaboudi presented paper “Teacher’s Perspectives on Positive Identity Formation Among Minority Students in a Pluralistic Society”


Alaboudi, M. (2018, August) presented article. In the paper she focused on the American Muslim experience in fostering character and identity formation in educational settings: “Teachers Perspectives on Positive Identity Formation Among Minority Students in a Pluralistic Society; The Case of Islamic Schools in America” The paper was presented at Harvard University Faculty Club – WES Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. This paper explored America’ s private Islamic schools, specifically, how teacher practices support successful student experiences in terms of positive identity development. This research focused on the teachers’ perspectives on the types of support they provided in processes of positive identity formation at the schools where they work combined with extracurricular activities and local university partnerships. The study is placed in the literature around the intersection of schooling and the psycho- sociology of healthy identity formation, specifically with the education of minority populations in American schools.

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