Capstone Project Title
How Can The Cultural Funds Of Muslim Students Be Utilized By Public School Educators To Increase Academic Engagement?
This capstone project aims to assist educators of Muslim students in crossing cultural bridges and utilizing the culutural funds that these students bring to the classroom in order to increase academic engagement. It is argued that wide gaps in background knowledge exist between most educators and Muslim students in the Wesern world. The project’s research shows that this background knowledge gap inhibits teachers from exhibiting exemplary performance in teacher evaluation and it is strongly indicated that this gap can lead to detrimental schooling experience for Muslim students. The proposed remedy is an inservice training seminar aimed at filling background knowledge gaps and providing resources and strategies to utilize. Implementation of new learning is then supported by an action research process that this project designs to change teacher behavior and positively impact students. Subsequently, these action research projects can contribute to a virtually yet-to-be-developed field of research that assesses the efficacy of actual attempts to increase academic engagement of Muslim students by utilizing their cultural funds as Muslims.
ESL/ ELLs, Multicultural Education, Teachers/ Teaching
Abraham, Michael, "How Can The Cultural Funds Of Muslim Students Be Utilized By Public School Educators To Increase Academic Engagement?" (2019). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 337.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects