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Islam and Education

Myths and Truths

In this timely volume based on a special issue of Comparative Education Review, leading comparative education scholars explore the world of education in Islam from the medieval era to today, illuminating the continuing struggle among Islamic scholars and educators over whether to reform or resist as a way of preserving identity. Islam and Education offers a rare overview of the great diversity in forms of Islamic education, dispelling misinterpretations and documenting the ever-evolving relationship of Islamic education to the West. It should be necessary reading for all humanists and social scientists wishing to understand the nexus between schools and societies, the spiritual dimensions of learning, and the social configuration of educational institutions.  

218 pages | 6 3/4 x 10 | © 2007

Education: Comparative Education

Middle Eastern Studies

Religion: Islam

Table of Contents

Preface, David Post, Mark Ginsburg, and Heidi Ross
Education in Islam-Myths and Truths, Wadad Kadi
Islamic Reformation: A History of Madrasa Reform and Legal Change in Egypt, Indira Falk Gesink
“When Mu‘awiya Entered the Curriculum”-Some Comments on the Iraqi Education System in the Interwar, Period Orit Bashin
Be Masters in That You Teach and Continue to Learn: Medieval Muslim Thinkers on Educational Theory, Sebastian Gunther
Islamic Education and Civil Society: Reflections on the Pesantren Tradition in Contemporary Indonesia, Florian Pohl
Reclaiming an Ideal: The Islamization of Education in the Southern Philippines, Jeffrey Ayala Milligan
“A Modern, Integral, and Open Understanding”: Sunni Islam and Lebanese Identity in the Makassed Association, Mandy Terc
Religious School Enrollment in Pakistan: A Look at the Data, Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Tristan Zajonc
Memorization and Learning in Islamic Schools, Helen N. Boyle
Qur’anic Education and Social Change in Northern Morocco: Perspectives from Chefchaouen, Sobhi Tawil

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