Cultural Education: Raising Awareness of Islamic and Japanese Cultures with Children

Dr Saeko Yazaki has been influential in raising awareness of Islamic and Japanese cultures in Britain.

She organized the government funded ‘Contextualising Islam in Britain’ symposia in Cambridge, which discussed what it means to live as a Muslim in Britain today. A second report was published and launched in Glasgow in January 2013. This event involved police forces, city councils, Glasgow Life, Glasgow Forum of Faiths and a number of Muslim organisations.
In Glasgow, she teaches Japanese religion to Japanese children. Although not a subject usually taught in Japan, as it is an integrated part of Japanese society, it allows the children and the wider community to learn about Japanese cultural identity and experience traditional customs.

Dr Saeko Yazaki

To learn more about this project or to discuss developing a partnership with the College of Arts please contact Dr Fraser Rowan the College of Arts Business Development manager by email or phone (0141 330 3885).

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