Parveen Ali, Developmental Studies, and Susan Dawkins, University of Pittsburgh, published an article titled “Knowing One Another: An Examination of U.S. College Students’ Knowledge and Perception of Islam and Muslims” in the Journal of Mid-Atlantic Education Review, 7(1), 16-27.
In this article, Ali and Dawkins investigate whether there is a correlation between students’ perceptions and knowledge of Islam and Muslims. The influences of friendship between Muslims and non-Muslims and response patterns by demographic categories are discussed.
The results reveal a positive correlation between knowledge of Islam and Muslims and perceptions of Islam and Muslims. Implications for educational practices and future research are discussed.