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Islam and Education MAJOR THEMES IN EDUCATION Edited and with a new introduction by Tahir Abbas, University of Birmingham, UK The study of Islam and Muslim minorities has shifted in recent years from being mainly an academic fringe interest to a central concern of governments, with issues of theology, migration, development, identity, and economic and political ideology all important considerations in understanding the essential issues impacting on Muslims and the nature of Muslim-non-Muslim relations. Education is often the only route to social mobility in Western European liberal democratic contexts. Education is also conditioned by issues of class, the effects of schools, the education of parents and wider societal issues affected by globalisation and the internationalisation of capital and labour, namely the role of labour markets. In Muslim majority lands, education suffers from acute under-investment, gender inequality and the lack of an appropriate social infrastructure to support intellectual, moral, ethical and cultural development. Classical Islamic education is explored, analysing the impact of the classical Islamic period in history and the developments in education which have emanated from it. With focuses on education in Muslim Asia, Africa and the Middle East, capturing the essential issues in each of the countries studied, and how they vary across a vast region, the impact of culture and modernisation on traditional societies as well as the ways in which westernised modes of education are introduced, and the aspirations of youth are in turn determined. The education of Muslims in North America and Europe, minorities in advanced liberal secular democratic nation-states, are also studied, where matters of identity, culture, gender, social class, the effects of educational institutions and the wider societal context in which these social forces are played are all important. Fully indexed and with a comprehensive introduction newly written by the editor, Islam and Education is an essential work of reference that is destined to be valued by scholars and students—as well as policy-makers and practitioners—as a vital one-stop research resource. Routledge December 2009 234x156: 1,600pp Set Hb: 978-0-415-47845-8

Routledge Major Works

Islam and Education VOLUME I Defining the Topic

MAJOR THEMES IN EDUCATIO VOLUME II Education in Eastern Europe, Central Euraisa, South Asia and South-East Asia


A. Akkari, ‘Education in the Middle East and North Africa: The Current Situation and the Future Challenges’, International Education Journal, 2004, 5, 2, 144–53.


G. Bahgat, ‘Education in the Gulf Monarchies: Retrospect and Prospect’, International Review of Education, 1999, 45, 2, 127–36.

21. B. Agai, ‘Islam and Education in Secular Turkey: State Policies and the Emergence of the Fethullah Gulen Group’, in R. W. Hefner and M. Q. Zaman (eds.), Schooling Islam: The Culture and Politics of Modern Muslim Education (Princeton University Press, 2006), pp. 149–71.


J. C. Christopher and J. S. Fetzer, ‘Accommodation of Muslim Religious Practices in France, Britain, and Germany’, French Politics, 2003, 1, 1, 39–59.

22. R. Arjmand, ‘Educational Empowerment of the Religious Elite in Iran, in H. Daun and G. Walford (eds.), Educational Strategies Among Muslims in the Context of Globalization: Some National Case Studies (Brill, 2004), pp. 63–80.


C. M. Davidson, ‘From Traditional to Formal Education in the Lower Arabian Gulf, 1820–1971’, History of Education, 2008, 37, 5, 633–43.

23. A. Babuna, ‘The Bosnian Muslims and Albanians: Islam and Nationalism’, Nationalities Papers, 2004, 32, 2, 287–321.


M. Fandy, ‘Enriched Islam: The Muslim Crisis of Education’, Survival, 2007, 49, 2, 77–98.

24. H. Fathi, ‘Gender, Islam, and Social Change in Uzbekistan’, Central Asian Survey, 2006, 25, 3, 303–17.


Y. Y. Haddad, ‘Taming the Imams: European Governments and Islamic Preachers Since 9/11’, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, 2008, 19, 2, 215–35.

25. A. M. E. Jones, ‘Muslim and Western Influences on School Curriculum in Post-War Afghanistan’, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007, 27, 1, 27–40.


M. J. Halstead, ‘Towards a Unified View of Islamic Education’, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, 1995, 6, 1, 25–43.

26. E. Karagiannis, ‘Political Islam in Uzbekistan: Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami’, Europe-Asia Studies, 2006, 58, 2, 261–80.


N. Hanna, ‘Literacy and the “Great Divide” in the Islamic World, 1300–1800’, Journal of Global History, 2007, 2, 2, 175–93.

27. O. G. Ling and C. M. Fui, ‘They Play Soccer Too! Madrasah Education in Multicultural Singapore’, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007, 27, 1, 73–84.


M. Hatina, ‘Restoring a Lost Identity: Models of Education in Modern Islamic Thought’, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 2006, 33, 2, 179–97.

10. L. Herrera, ‘Education, Islam, and Modernity: Beyond Westernization and Centralization’, Comparative Education Review, 2004, 48, 3, 318–26. 11. J. O. Hunwick, ‘Islam in Africa: Challenging the Perceived’, in S. S. Reese (ed.), The Transmission of Learning in Islamic Africa (Brill, 2004), pp. 1–14. 12. B. D. Metcald, ‘Sacred Words, Sanctioned Practice, New Communities’, in B. D. Metcalf (ed.), Making Muslim Space in North America and Europe (University of California Press, 1996), pp. 1–27. 13. J. Moore, ‘Teaching about Islam in Secondary Schools: Curricular and Pedagogical Considerations’, Equity and Excellence in Education, 2006, 39, 3, 279–86. 14. L. Oddbjørn, ‘Religious Education, Communal Identity and National Politics in the Muslim World’, British Journal of Religious Education, 2004, 26, 3, 223–36. 15. M. Parker-Jenkins, ‘Equal Access to State Funding: The Case of Muslim Schools in Britain’, Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2002, 5, 3, 273–89. 16. R. Salih, ‘The Backward and the New: National, Transnational and Post-National Islam in Europe’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2004, 30, 5, 995–1011. 17. S. Shah, ‘Educational Leadership: An Islamic Perspective’, British Educational Research Journal, 2006, 32, 3, 363–85. 18. S. Thobani, ‘The Dilemma of Islam as School Knowledge in Muslim Education’, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007, 27, 1, 11–25. 19. A. W. Wiseman, ‘The Institutionalization of Mass Schooling as Marginalization or Opportunity in Islamic Nation-States’, in J. Zajda, K. Biraimah, and W. Gaudelli (eds.), Education and Social Inequality in the Global Culture (Springer, 2008), pp. 181–202. 20. R. Zia, ‘Transmission of Values in Muslim Countries: Religious Education and Moral Development in School Curricula’, in A. Benavot and C. Braslavsky (eds.), School Knowledge in Comparative and Historical Perspective (Springer, 2007), pp. 119–34.

Routledge Major Works

Intended Contents

28. S. McCarthy, ‘If Allah Wills it: Integration, Isolation and Muslim Authenticity in Yunnan Province in China’, Religion, State and Society, 2005, 33, 2, 121–36. 29. G. Mehran, ‘The Paradox of Tradition and Modernity in Female Education in the Islamic Republic of Iran’, Comparative Education Review, 2003, 47, 3, 269–86. 30. M. J. Nelson, ‘Muslims, Markets, and the Meaning of a “Good” Education in Pakistan’, Asian Survey, 2006, 46, 5, 699–720. 31. M. K. Shavarini, ‘The Feminisation of Iranian Higher Education’, International Review of Education, 2005, 51, 4, 329–47. 32. Y. Sikand, ‘The Indian Madrassahs and the Agenda of Reform’, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 2005, 25, 2, 219–48. 33. I. Silova, M. S. Johnson, and S. P. Heyneman, ‘Education and the Crisis of Social Cohesion in Azerbaijan and Central Asia’, Comparative Education Review, 2007, 51, 2, 159–80. 34. J. Spink, ‘Education and Politics in Afghanistan: The Importance of an Education System in Peacebuilding and Reconstruction’, Journal of Peace Education, 2005, 2, 2, 195–207. 35. J. Stark, ‘Contesting Models of Islamic Governance in Malaysia and Indonesia’, Global Change, Peace & Security, 2004, 16, 2, 115–31. 36. A. H. Tamuri, ‘Islamic Education Teachers’ Perceptions of the Teaching of Akhlq in Malaysian Secondary Schools’, Journal of Moral Education, 2007, 36, 3, 371–86. 37. P. Torsti, ‘How to Deal with a Difficult Past? History Textbooks Supporting Enemy Images in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina’, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2007, 39, 1, 77–96. 38. H. Wai-Yip, ‘Teaching Islam to Educate Multiethnic and Multicultural Literacy: Seeking Alternative Discourse and Global Pedagogies in the Chinese Context’, Asian Ethnicity, 2008, 9, 2, 77–95. 39. S. Wattana, ‘Islam, Radicalism, and Violence in Southern Thailand: Berjihad di Patani and the 28 April 2004 Attacks’, Critical Asian Studies, 2006, 38, 1, 119–44. 40. M. L. Weiss, ‘Still with the People? The Chequered Path of Student Activism in Malaysia’, South East Asia Research, 2005, 13, 3, 287–332.


N VOLUME III Education in the Arab World and Africa

41. A. Abdeljalil, ‘Education in the Middle East and North Africa: The Current Situation and Future Challenges’, International Education Journal, 2004, 5, 2, 144–53. 42. M. Abdeljaouad, ‘Issues in the History of Mathematics Teaching in Arab Countries’, Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2006, 42, 4, 629–64.

VOLUME IV Muslim minorities in North America, Britain, Western Europe and Australia North America 61. I. Bagby, ‘The Mosque and the American Public Square’, in Z. H. Bukhari et al. (eds.), Muslims’ Place in the American Public Square: Hope, Fears, and Aspirations (Altamira Press, 2004), pp. 323–46.

43. A. A. Abdi, ‘Education in Somalia: History, Destruction, and Calls for Reconstruction’, Comparative Education, 1998, 34, 3, 327–40.

62. N. H. Barazangi, ‘The Education of North American Muslim Parents and Children: Conceptual Change as a Contribution to Islamization of Education’, The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 1990, 7, 3, 385–402.

44. H. Al-Khaizaran, ‘Traditions of Moral Education in Iraq’, Journal of Moral Education, 2007, 36, 3, 321–32.

63. A. B. McCloud, ‘African-American Muslim Intellectual Thought’, Souls, 2007, 9, 2, 171–81.

45. Z. Belhachmi, ‘Al-Salafiyya, Feminism and Reforms in TwentiethCentury Arab-Islamic Society’, The Journal of North African Studies, 2005, 10, 2, 111–41.

64. G. M. M. Mostafa, ‘Learning and Cultural Experiences of Arab Muslim Graduate Students in a Canadian University’, Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education, 2006, 1, 1, 36–53.

46. M. Bosbait and R. Wilson, ‘Education, School to Work Transitions and Unemployment in Saudi Arabia’, Middle Eastern Studies, 2005, 41, 4, 533–46.

65. J. Zine, ‘Safe Havens or Religious “Ghettos”? Narratives of Islamic Schooling in Canada’, Race Ethnicity and Education, 2007, 10, 1, 71–92.

47. A. Breidlid, ‘Education in the Sudan: The Privileging of an Islamic Discourse’, Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, 2005, 35, 3, 247–63.

66. T. N. Basit, ‘‘’I Want More Freedom, but Not Too Much”: British Muslim Girls and the Dynamism of Family Values’, Gender and Education, 1997, 9, 4, 425–40.

48. M. Ennaji, Multilingualism, Cultural Identity, and Education in Morocco (Brill, 2005), pp. 19–46.

67. M. I. Dien, ‘Islamic Studies or the Study of Islam? From Parker to Rammell’, Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2007, 28, 3, 243–55.

49. I. F. Gesink, ‘Islamic Reformation: A History of Madrasa Reform and Legal Change in Egypt’, Comparative Education Review, 2006, 50, 3, 325–45.

68. K. Flynn, ‘Understanding Islam in Ireland’, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, 2006, 17, 2, 223–38.

50. M. H. Hafez, ‘Radicalization in the Persian Gulf: Assessing the Potential of Islamist Militancy in Saudi Arabia and Yemen’, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 2008, 1, 1, 6–24. 51. M. Hatina, ‘Restoring a Lost Identity: Models of Education in Modern Islamic Thought’, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 2006, 33, 2, 179–97. 52. C. Heristchi, ‘The Islamist Discourse of the FIS and the Democratic Experiment in Algeria’, Democratization, 2004, 11, 4, 111–32. 53. L. Herrera, ‘Islamization and Education: Between Politics, Culture and the Market’, in J. L. Esposito and F. Burgat (eds.), Modernizing Islam: Religion and the Public Sphere in the Middle East and Europe (Hurst & Co., 2003), pp. 167–89. 54. P. O. Ikoya and D. Onoyase, ‘Universal Basic Education in Nigeria: Availability of Schools’ Infrastructure for Effective Program Implementation’, Educational Studies, 2008, 34, 1, 11–24. 55. W. Jansen, ‘Gender and the Expansion of University Education in Jordan’, Gender and Education, 2006, 18, 5, 473–90. 56. R. D. Lee, ‘Tunisian Intellectuals: Responses to Islamism’, The Journal of North African Studies, 2008, 13, 2, 157–73.


69. M. Parker-Jenkins, ‘Equal Access to State Funding: The Case of Muslim Schools in Britain’, Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2002, 5, 3, 274–89. 70. Y. Suleiman and Y. Shihadeh, ‘Islam on Campus: Teaching Islamic Studies at Higher Education Institutions in the UK’, Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2007, 28, 3, 309–29. Western Europe 71. D. A. Dimitris Antoniou, ‘Muslim Immigrants in Greece: Religious Organization and Local Responses’, Immigrants & Minorities, 2003, 22, 2, 155–74. 72. G. Driessen and M. Merry, ‘Islamic Schools in the Netherlands: Expansion or Marginalization?’, Interchange, 2006, 37, 3, 201–23. 73. A. Fuess, ‘Islamic Religious Education in Western Europe: Models of Integration and the German Approach’, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 2007, 27, 2, 215–39. 74. L. J. Limage, ‘Education and Muslim Identity: The Case of France’, Comparative Education, 2000, 36, 1, 73–94. 75. B. Moldenhawer, ‘Transnational Migrant Communities and Education Strategies among Pakistani Youngsters in Denmark’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2005, 31, 1, 51–78.

57. N. L. Marrakchi, ‘A Case Study of Women’s Education within the Moroccan Development Model’, The Journal of North African Studies, 2008, 13, 1, 55–73.


58. A. Pargeter, ‘Libya: Reforming the Impossible?’, Review of African Political Economy, 2006, 33, 108, 219–35.

77. N. Kabir, ‘Muslims in a “White Australia”: Colour or Religion?’, Immigrants & Minorities, 2006, 24, 2, 193–223.

59. M. Prokop, ‘Saudi Arabia: The Politics of Education’, International Affairs, 2003, 79, 1, 77–89.

78. C. McMichael, ‘Everywhere is Allah’s Place: Islam and the Everyday Life of Somali Women in Melbourne, Australia’, Journal of Refugee Studies, 2002, 15, 2, 171–88.

60. Y. Yonah, ‘The Palestinian Minority in Israel: When Common Core Curriculum in Education Meets Conflicting National Narratives’, Intercultural Education, 2008, 19, 2, 105–17.

76. I. D. Clyne, ‘Cultural Diversity and the Curriculum: The Muslim Experience in Australia’, Intercultural Education, 1998, 9, 3, 279–89.

79. U. Ozolins, ‘Diaspora, Islam, Australia: Reflections on Australian Arab Case Studies’, Journal of Australian Studies, 2007, 32, 2, 207–21. 80. G. Turner, ‘After Hybridity: Muslim-Australians and the Imagined Community’, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 2003, 17, 4, 411–18.