Education and Religion SIG seminar: Understanding Prevent in the classroom

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Education and Religion SIG Seminar: Understanding Prevent in the Classroom

May 2nd 2019, 5.30-7pm, UCL Institute of Education, Room 537

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Shamim Miah, University of Huddersfield

Nisha Kerai, Head of Religious Studies, Alexandra Park School

Donya Salamat, Teacher of Citizenship and Religious Studies, Alexandra Park School

Chair, Dr Farid Panjwani, CREME, UCL Institute of Education

In this seminar, the Religion and Education Special Interest group welcomes three speakers in conversation on the topic 'Prevent in the Classroom'. Dr Shamim Miah will present a paper with a focus on recent educational policy debates surrounding Muslims, schooling and the question of security. The paper aims to critically evaluate the security discourses associated with Prevent, the Trojan Horse affair and the Counter Terrorism Security Act 2015 in light of theoretical insights from the study of racial politics. Dr Miah is joined in the panel by two teachers, Donya Salamat and Nisha Kerai, who will each speak on the topic, drawing on their experiences as teachers of citizenship and religious studies respectively and will also respond to Dr Miah's papers as discussants.

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Dr Shamim Miah is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Education, University of Huddersfield. He is the author of two books: Muslims, Schooling and the Question of Self-Segregation (Palgrave) which won the ‘highly commended’ book award by the Society for Educational Studies’ in 2016 and Muslims and the Question of Security: Trojan Horse, Prevent and Racialised Politics (Palgrave). Shamim’s research focuses on the framing of race, religion in educational policy. Shamim was the co-SIG convenor (Race and Ethnicity) for BERA (British Educational Research Association (2013-2016). Shamim is in the process of writing M62 and the Corridor of Uncertainty: Race,’ Space and Multiculturalism in Northern England (Palgrave).

Ms Nisha Kerai is the Head of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Alexandra Park School. Prior to her current role at Alexandra Park School, Nisha was a teacher of Religious studies at Cranford Community College. Nisha holds an undergraduate degree in History from UCL, and is a long-standing mentor for student teachers of Religious Education, including with student teachers at the UCL Institute of Education.

Ms Donya Salamat is a teacher of citizenship and religious studies at Alexandra Park School in North London. She completed a PGCE in Citizenship Education at the UCL Institute of Education and holds a BA degree in Politics and Development Studies and an MSc degree in International Politics, both from SOAS, University of London. Donya has taught in the United Kingdom and France, and has research and teaching-based expertise regarding the pedagogy and practice of FBV’s in secondary and tertiary citizenship and religious studies education in the United Kingdom.

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