1st Edition

Curriculum Renewal for Islamic Education
Critical Perspectives on Teaching Islam in Primary and Secondary Schools

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ISBN 9780367776442
May 11, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
284 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book demonstrates how and why it is necessary to redesign Islamic Education curriculum in the K-12 sector globally. From Western public schools that integrate Muslim perspectives to be culturally responsive, to public and private schools in Muslim minority and majority contexts that teach Islamic Studies as a core subject or teach from an Islamic perspective, the volume highlights the unique global and sociocultural contexts that support the disparate trajectories of Islamic Education curricula.

Divided into three distinct parts, the text discusses current Islamic education curricula and considers new areas for inclusion as part of a general renewal effort that includes developing curricula from an Islamic worldview, and the current aspirations of Islamic education globally. By providing insights on key concepts related to teaching Islam, case studies of curriculum achievements and pitfalls, and suggested processes and pillars for curriculum development, contributors present possibilities for researchers and educators to think about teaching Islam differently.

This text will benefit researchers, doctoral students, and academics in the fields of secondary education, Islamic education, and curriculum studies. Those interested in religious education as well as the sociology and theory of religion more broadly will also enjoy this volume.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Nadeem A. Memon and Mohamad Abdalla

Part 1: Islamic Studies Curriculum

Chapter 2: Qur’an: Curriculum Realities and Ideals

Samir Mahmoud

Chapter 3: Fiqh (Practical Living): Curriculum Realities and Ideals

Mohamad Abdalla

Chapter 4: Aqida (Creed): Curriculum Realities and Ideals

Mohammed Rustom

Chapter 5: Seerah (Prophetic History): Curriculum Realities and Ideals

Naved Bakali

Chapter 6: Akhlaq (Character Education): Curriculum Realities and Ideals

Abdullah Trevathan

Part 2: Islamic Worldview Shaping Curriculum

Chapter 7: Teaching Islamic History within a Global Paradigm and Integrated Curriculum

Susan L. Douglass

Chapter 8: Science Curriculum from an Islamic Worldview

Omar Qureshi

Chapter 9: A Strength-Based Approach to Religion and Spirituality for Muslim Learners in Health and Physical Education

Dylan Chown

Chapter 10: Approaching Music and Fine Arts from Faith-Centered Muslim Lenses

Frances M. Leap, Mohamad Abdalla, Samah Taki, and Danielle Jabbara

Part 3: Islam Inspired Curriculum Renewal

Chapter 11: Considering Human Development in Islamic Education

Claire Alkouatli

Chapter 12: Devising an Islamic Approach to Learning and Teaching Through Hadīth

Jibrīl – Reorienting Ourselves Towards Educating from Within an Islamic Worldview

Farah Ahmed

Chapter 13: Sitting, Debating, Memorising and Discipleship: Considering Historical Patterns of Islamic Pedagogy for Contemporary Islamic Studies

Mujadad Zaman

Chapter 14: Evaluating, Redeveloping, and Action Planning - Advice for Educators

Seema A. Imam

Chapter 15: Conclusion: Emerging Insights on Islamic Education Curriculum Renewal

Mariam Alhashmi

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Nadeem A. Memon is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Islamic Thought & Education, University of South Australia, Australia.

Mariam Alhashmi is Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Zayed University, United Arab Emirates.

Mohamad Abdalla is Director of Centre for Islamic Thought & Education, University of South Australia, Australia.