This volume is a result of the conference «Islamic Textbooks and Curricula in South East Europe» held in Sarajevo, 21st to 25th October 2010.
Author: Ednan Aslan
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
This volume is a result of the conference -Islamic Textbooks and Curricula in South East Europe- held in Sarajevo, 21<SUP>st to 25<SUP>th October 2010. One of the aims of the conference was to critically assess the existing curricula and textbooks for Muslim education in Europe and to discuss the directions textbook and curricular development needs to take in the near term. This critical assessment and visioning took place in dialogue with the experiences of long-established churches and religious communities. The conference concluded that an emphasis on the European characteristics of Islam is essential in religious education."
In several nations (e.g., Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Greece), Islamic textbooks and
curricula are or were based on Turkish textbooks and curricula, and they were
therefore not adapted to the national context. Moreover, as noted in the chapter
Author: Leni Franken
Against the backdrop of labour migration and the ongoing refugee crisis, the ways in which Islam is taught and engaged with in educational settings has become a major topic of contention in Europe. Recognising the need for academic engagement around the challenges and benefits of effective Islamic Religious Education (IRE), this volume offers a comparative study of curricula, teaching materials, and teacher education in fourteen European countries, and in doing so, explores local, national, and international complexities of contemporary IRE. Considering the ways in which Islam is taught and represented in state schools, public Islamic schools, and non-confessional classes, Part One of this volume includes chapters which survey the varying degrees to which fourteen European States have adopted IRE into curricula, and considers the impacts of varied teaching models on Muslim populations. Moving beyond individual countries’ approaches to IRE, chapters in Part Two offer multi-disciplinary perspectives – from the hermeneutical-critical to the postcolonial – to address challenges posed by religious teachings on issues such as feminism, human rights, and citizenship, and the ways these are approached in European settings. Given its multi-faceted approach, this book will be an indispensable resource for postgraduate students, scholars, stakeholders and policymakers working at the intersections of religion, education and policy on religious education.
5.3.2 Example: the representation of Islam in Swedish textbooks A good
discussion of the representation of Islam in Swedish textbooks was ... He
compares these to Islamic self-understanding and the goals of the Swedish
Author: Wanda Alberts
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
This book is a contribution to the development of a didactics of the Study of Religions (“Religionswissenschaft”). Based on a discussion of recent theory and methodology in the academic study of religions and in education, current models of integrative religious education in Europe (i.e. education about different religions in religiously mixed classrooms) are analysed and evaluated, with a special focus on England and Sweden. The book concludes with the suggestion of a European framework for integrative religious education from a study-of-religions perspective.
The new curriculum would facilitate a better understanding between madrasa
and modern education graduates. However, though it appears impressive on
paper, in-depth interviews with former members of curriculum and textbook
development teams for Islamic education reveal that thus far the Ministry's ... They
were receiving additional incentives such as air tickets, because they came from
Author: Charlene Tan
Publisher: A&C Black
In recent times, there has been intense global interest on and scrutiny of Islamic education. In reforming Islamic schools, what are the key actions initiated and are they contested or negotiated by and among Muslims? This edited collection brings together leading scholars to explore current reforms in Islamic schools. Drawing together international case studies, Reforms in Islamic Education critically discusses the reforms, considering the motivations for them, nature of them and perceptions and experiences of people affected by them. The contributors also explore the tensions, resistance, contestations and negotiations between Muslims and non-Muslims, and among Muslims, in relation to the reforms. Highlighting the need to understand and critique reforms in Islamic schools within broad historical, political and socio-cultural contexts, this book is a valuable resource for academics, policymakers and educators.
68 Furthermore, religious instruction curriculum also includes special chapters on
the diversity of the world. For example, Chapter 11 of the fourth-grade textbook,
entitled “Diversity of the World,” and Chapter 9 of the fifth-grade textbook, ...
Author: W. Cole Durham
Islam and Political-Cultural Europe identifies the sometimes confusing and often contentious new challenges that arise in daily life and institutions as Islam settles deeper into Europe. Critiquing past and recent assimilation efforts in the fields of education, finance, and security, the contributors offer prospective solutions to diverse contemporary problems. Exploring the interactions of Muslim, Christian and secular cultures in the context of highly pluralized contemporary European societies, this book offers a valuable tool for those within and outside Europe seeking to understand the far-reaching implications of combining cultures, the struggles of the Muslim-Christian-secular transition, and the progress which the future promises.
Printing presses published translations of Western textbooks . At the same time ,
Muslim students began traveling to Europe to study at Western universities . The
Western ... Teachers de - emphasized memorization of the Qur'an and gave
secular subjects a more important place in the curriculum . Although European ...
Author: John L. Esposito
Presents a comprehensive three-volume series on the Islamic world including over three hundred articles that answer questions concerning Islamic religious beliefs, definitions of unfamiliar terms used in the articles, sidebars that focus on people, places, and traditions, and cross references to related entries.
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New Community 593 . ... National Curriculum Council ( 1990 ) , Curriculum
Guidance 5 : Health Education , London , National Curriculum Council . Nielsen ,
J ... Pearl , D . ( 1987 ) , A Textbook on Muslim Law , London , Croom Helm .
Poulter , S ...
Author: Silvio Ferrari
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
11 Concluding remarks, Giorgio Conetti
The problem lies in the very foundation of the Pakistani state and the ideology of
political Islam that led to its creation : the ... Subversion : The State of Curricula
and Textbooks in Pakistan , ( Islamabad : Sustainable Development Policy
Author: Barry M. Rubin
Organized into sections, this book discusses the origins and world view of political Islam and its relationship with issues of terrorism and democracy. This three-volume collection also includes case studies that examine the ideas, strategy, tactics, leadership and opposition to the movement both in the Middle East and in other parts of the world.
Recognition has had its main effect in making Islamic instruction available as part
of the state school curriculum , which in ... Muslim council , which is also
responsible for providing the curriculum and approving textbooks and
Author: Jørgen S. Nielsen
Introduces the social, political, cultural and religious position of Muslims living in contemporary Europe This introduction to the story of Muslims in Western Europe describes their early history and outlines the causes and courses of modern Muslim immigration. It explains how Muslim communities have developed in individual countries, their origins, present-day ethnic composition, distribution and organisational patterns, and the political, legal and cultural contexts in which they exist are explored. There is also a comparative consideration of issues common to Muslims in all Western European countries including the role of the family, and the questions of worship, education and religious thought. New to this edition: All six country-related chapters (France, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium, Scandinavia, Southern Europe ) are substantially updated The chapter on family, law and culture is revised to include the work from recent studies The chapter on Muslim organisations now covers groups and movements that have developed in the last decade The chapter on European Muslims in a new Europe now covers the cartoon crisis, Eurabia-Islamophobia and new radical nationalism All statistics are updated
Textbooks and Religion in the Middle East Eleanor Abdella Doumato, Gregory
Starrett ... Iranian Council of Guardians , but on the part of non - Muslim
governments as well , including those of the United States , various European
nations , Russia , Israel ... Finding Comparative Contexts for Religion Curricula in
Public Schools Examining Middle Eastern countries ' official religion curricula
requires careful ...
Author: Eleanor Abdella Doumato
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
Textbook Islam, nation building, and the question of violence / Gregory Starrett and Eleanor Abdella Doumato -- Egypt : promoting tolerance, defending against Islamism / James A. Toronto and Muhammad S. Eissa -- Iran : a Shi'ite curriculum to serve the Islamic state / Golnar Mehran -- Jordan : prescription for obedience and conformity / Betty Anderson -- Kuwait : striving to align Islam with Western values / Taghreed Alqudsi-Ghabra -- Oman : cultivating good citizens and religious virtue / Mandana E. Limbert -- The Palestinian national authority : the politics of writing and interpreting curricula. Genesis of a new curriculum / Nathan Brown ; A conflict of historical narratives / Seif Da'Na -- Saudi Arabia : from "Wahhabi" roots to contemporary revisionism / Eleanor Abdella Doumato -- Syria : secularism, Arabism, and Sunni orthodoxy / Joshua Landis -- Turkey : sanctifying a secular state / Ozlem Altan -- Textbook meanings and the power of interpretation / Gregory Starrett -- Conclusion : tailor-made Islam / Eleanor Abdella Doumato and Gregory Starrett.
Self and Other in Textbooks and Curricula Samira Alayan, Achim Rohde, Sarhan
Dhouib ... popular Arab reactions to what the media sometimes reports about the
development of anti-Arab or anti-Muslim trends in some European countries, ...
Author: Samira Alayan
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Education systems and textbooks in selected countries of the Middle East are increasingly the subject of debate. This volume presents and analyzes the major trends as well as the scope and the limits of education reform initiatives undertaken in recent years. In curricula and teaching materials, representations of the "Self" and the "Other" offer insights into the contemporary dynamics of identity politics. By building on a network of scholars working in various countries in the Middle East itself, this book aims to contribute to the evolution of a field of comparative education studies in this region.