About the book

This book brings the voices of Muslim mothers into the discourse on parent–school relations. What they say is essential reading for teachers, student teachers, sociology of education students, policymakers and those working with families.

The study gives voice to over 50 women from a wide range of African, Arab and Asian backgrounds, all social classes, some of them immigrants but many of them born in the UK. They speak about the hijab, choice of schools, religious festivals, the curriculum, the Prevent strategy, sex and relationship education and much else.

The book sheds light on their identities, experiences and challenges as they support their children through state schools in Britain.

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About the author


Suma Din is an author, freelance researcher and educator. She worked with parents for a decade in the Adult Learning sector delivering Family Learning, English courses and CPD training. Her work with Muslim women and girls spans over twenty years in community-focused education programmes. As a non-fiction author her titles for children and teaching resources support a variety of subjects: R.E, global citizenship and history. For adults, she writes on motherhood, women and spirituality. Suma has consulted on both UK and overseas educational publishing projects.