Islam And Higher Education
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📒Islam And Higher Education ✍ Marodsilton Muborakshoeva
✏Islam and Higher Education Book Summary : This book is the first study to qualitatively explore the concepts of higher education in Muslim contexts. It examines the different concepts of ‘a university’ and the way they shape practice in Muslim contexts, with a particular focus on the Islamic republic of Pakistan. Contributing to theoretical debates and discussing practical challenges that universities in Muslim countries face, the author analyses seven higher education institutions in Pakistan. She argues that there is a need for institutions to constantly review their mission and aims and objectives in light of the wider economic, political, and socio-cultural and religious development of a society. The book reviews the history of higher education institutions and examines opportunities for some Pakistani universities, to become centres of excellence in the future. This is subject to adequate support from the government, industries, philanthropists and the society at large. In return, these universities would have to cater to the needs of the society, from basic needs in the areas of health and education to science and technology. Islam and Higher Educationbreaks new grounds in the field of higher education in Muslim contexts and will be of interest to researchers in the fields of comparative education and Islamic Studies.
📒Islam And Higher Education In Transitional Societies ✍ Nevra Fatma Seggie
✏Islam and Higher Education in Transitional Societies Book Summary : Islam and Higher Education in Transitional Societies explores and illuminates the intersection of Islam and higher education in changing societies. The critical question explored in this book is, what role does Islam play in higher education in transitional societies? This book presents research conducted in geographic regions that are generally under-researched including Iran, Turkey, Pakistan and where the place of Islam in higher education is often not well-explored. Because higher education is embedded in the cultural, social, economic and political contexts of particular countries, it is important to examine the role of Islam in higher education systems in different countries to better grasp how next generation of leaders in these countries will be shaped. Islam and Higher Education in Transitional Societies serves as an important benchmark for understanding Islam and potentially inform policies to transform higher education institutional processes and structures to be responsive to the Muslim world Fatma Nevra Seggie is a faculty member in the Department of Educational Sciences at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. She received her Ph.D. in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Program at Michigan State University, USA. She received her Master of Arts in the Department of English Language Studies and Methods at the University of Warwick, UK and her Bachelor of Arts in the Department of English Language Teaching at the University of Istanbul, Turkey. Her research interests include access in education; gender and identity issues in the Turkish post-secondary education; policy development and analysis in education; and culture and the role of secularism, religion, and democracy in education in Turkey. Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations from the same institution, and a B.A. in Economics (magna cum laude) from Ohio Wesleyan University. Her research interests include an examination of race, ethnicity and gender issues in post-secondary education; leadership issues among Black female faculty and administrators; and organizational culture and its impact on historically marginalized groups.
✏Muslim Institutions of Higher Education in Postcolonial Africa Book Summary : Muslim Institutions of Higher Education in Postcolonial Africa examines the colonial discriminatory practices against Muslim education through control and dismissal and discusses the education reform movement of the post-colonial experience.
📒Higher Learning In Islam ✍ Charles Michael Stanton
✏Higher Learning in Islam Book Summary : Western scholars have ignored the contributions of the Golden Age of medieval Islamic civilization prior to the rise of colleges and universities in the West. In Higher Education in Islam, Charles Stanton describes the tremendous debt that western civilization owes to that astonishingly brilliant period of medieval Islam, when the arts and sciences, philosophy and theology, and literature in general reached the pinnacle of their development. In an engaging, lucid style, Stanton provides an excellent synthesis of current research on this important era of Islamic cultural, religious and intellectual matters.
📒Revitalizing Higher Education In The Muslim World ✍ Abdulhamid A. Abusulayman
✏Revitalizing Higher Education in the Muslim World Book Summary : "Reform and revitalization in higher education are essential elements for the Ummah's awakening and for the realization of its civilizational aspirations and the success of its global mission. This paper calls for reforming our approach to education particularly through the Islamization of Knowledge so that both divine and human sources are integrated into a powerful whole with Revealed knowledge providing a comprehensive, spiritual and moral guidance in the sphere of human action, universal laws, and scientific and technological knowledge as tools for that action. The International Islamic University in Malaysia (founded in 1984) is used as a case study to illustrate the success and viability of putting the concepts of the Islamization of Knowledge into a university educational plan"--Back cover.
📒Rethinking Reform In Higher Education ✍ Ziauddin Sardar
✏Rethinking Reform in Higher Education Book Summary : The Reform in Higher Education in Muslim Societies is in sum a paradigm shift in perspective driven by important considerations including the aims of education itself. It may require reforming existing disciplines, inventing new ones, as well as working in conjunction with current knowledge(s) and discourses by taking effective account of the ethical, spiritual norms of Muslim society, the guiding principles that it operates under, which in turn mark the underlying basis of its makeup and spiritual identity. Rather than creating divisions, reform of Higher Education in Muslim Societies recognizes the plurality and diversity of the modern networked world, and seeks to replace sterile and uniform approaches to knowledge with a broader and more creative understanding of reality as lived on different soils and different cultures. Moderation, balance and effective communication are paramount features of the underlying philosophy.
📒Islamic Higher Education In Indonesia ✍ R. Lukens-Bull
✏Islamic Higher Education in Indonesia Book Summary : This project looks at the work of the faculty in Indonesia's National Islamic Institutes to address, respond, and prevent the success of radical Islamic discourse and institution of Shari'a law in the school system.
📒Education In South East Asia ✍ Lorraine Pe Symaco
✏Education in South East Asia Book Summary : Education in South-East Asia is a comprehensive critical reference guide to education in South East Asia. With chapters written by an international team of leading regional education experts, the book explores the education systems of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. The diverse range and forms of culture, religion and politics embedded in the region are exhibited in the distinctive education systems that inter-relate in one of the most integrated regions in the world. Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole and guides to available online datasets, this Handbook will be an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers at all levels.
📒Islam And The Veil ✍ Theodore Gabriel
✏Islam and the Veil Book Summary : This volume is centred around the theme of veiling in Islam and provides multifarious aspects of the discussion regarding veiling of Muslim women, especially in the West. The issue of veiling has been intensively debated in Western society and has implications for religious liberty, inter-communal relationships and cultural interaction. Islam and the Veil seeks to generate open and objective discussion of this highly important, though controversial, subject, with contributions from distinguished scholars and academics, including female practitioners of Islam. This subject has inflamed passions and generated heated debate in the media in recent years, particularly in the West. This book aims to look at the historical background, theological and social factors underlying the veiling of women in Islam. Such discussion will provide the reader with a well-balanced and unbiased analysis of this important aspect of Islamic practice.
📒Islam Modernity And The Liminal Space Between ✍ Mark W. Meehan
✏Islam Modernity and the Liminal Space Between Book Summary : This book investigates the development and function of the Institute of Traditional Islamic Art and Architecture (ITIAA) in Amman, Jordan. A vertical case study using grounded theory methodology, the research creates a rich and holistic understanding of the Institute. Specific areas of study include the factors involved in the founding of the Institute within the context of Arab and Jordanian higher education, the role of traditional Islamic philosophy in the function of the Institute, and the role of the anthropological concept of liminal space in the clarification of students’ values during the academic program. Data for the research came from thirty hours of interviews completed with over thirty individuals, a twenty item survey completed by sixty-five students, classroom observations, and analysis of an array of documents from the League of Arab States, the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Jordanian Accreditation Association, the World Islamic Science and Education University, and the Institute for Traditional Islamic Art and Architecture. In regard to the role of traditional Islamic philosophy, the study delineates how the combination of theological/philosophical commitments of founders, faculty, and students combined to create a deep and pervasive role of traditional Islamic philosophy, evidenced in classrooms, interviews, and documents. Students, faculty and staff reflected a vital commitment to Islamic understandings of education, art, and beauty. The book concludes by noting the vital importance of such institutions as ITIAA in providing the space and means for Arab-Muslims to understand their own culture, assess others, and form new versions of Arab-Muslim culture that are viable and productive in the current age. It is noted that transnational organizations, such as the League of Arab States, could help facilitate educational diversity by fostering the development of a second level of small, traditionally focused institutions. Such institutions can reinforce traditional values, provide liminal experiences, and facilitate creation of artifacts of liminal activity, reflecting students’ ability to combine modern and traditional value systems.