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Islamic-Based Educational Leadership, Administration and Management
Challenging Expectations through Global Critical Insights

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ISBN 9781032418551
February 10, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
288 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Offering a vital, critical contribution to discussions on current perspectives, practices, and assumptions on Islamic Education, this book explores the topic through a wide range of diverse perspectives and experiences.

This volume challenges current assumptions around what is known as Islamic education, and examines issues around educational leadership based on Islamic principles to confront xenophobia and Islamophobia in educational systems, policies and practices. Arguing for a new term to enter the discourse – ‘Islamic-based’ educational leadership – chapters approach the issue through critical reflexivity and diverse perspectives, addressing issues such as the higher education of immigrant students in the globe and the rising tensions in Muslim and non-Muslim populations. Exploring topics ranging from the leverage of leadership to religious education, this text brings together a wide range of case studies, experiences, and examinations to shed light to the different approaches of Islamic-based educational leadership, administration, and management.

This book will support researchers, doctoral students, and scholars involved with multicultural education, school leadership and management studies, and education policy and politics more widely to explore new theories and practices that pave the way for future educational systems to meet faith-based demand in the school choice era.

Table of Contents


Khalid Arar, Rania Sawalhi, Amaarah DeCuir and Tasneem Amatullah

Section 1: Between past and future: New insights

Chapter 1 A call to re-explore Islamic-based educational leadership in new lenses

Khalid Arar and Rania Sawalhi

    Chapter 2 The Islamic "Khilafah" Model to Educational Leadership: From the Prolegomena to Desiderata

    Ared Al-Attari and Eman Bani Essa

    Chapter 3 Managing emotions in schools: Insights from religion sources and a model for school leadership

    Mustafa Toprak and Mehmet Karakus

    Chapter 4 Be the light: Islamic-based teacher leadership

    Rania Sawalhi

Section 2: Islamic- based educational leadership in Secular Countries

    Chapter 5 Islamic Antiracist School Leadership

    Amaarah DeCuir

    Chapter 6 Islamic-based educational leadership in UK higher education: Balancing securitization, marketization and Islamic values

    Fella Lahmar

    Chapter 7 Educational Leadership in a Muslim and Secular Country: The Case of Turkey

    Ibrahim Hakan Karataş

    Chapter 8 Schooling system and administration practices of religious education: The case of Imam-Hatip schools of Turkey

    Emre ER, Fatih Şahin and İsmail DOĞRU

    Chapter 9 Islamic Educational Leadership: Southeast Asia perspectives

    Erika Setyanti Kusumaputri, Hasan Hariri, Yudi Juniardi and Bambang Sumintono

Section 3: Models, Voices and New Insights from Muslim communities

    Chapter 10 UAE school reforms and leadership: What can be learned from Muslim scholars’ perspectives and contemporary insights?

    Rida Blaik, David Litz, and Nagla Ali

    Chapter 11 Islamic Educational Leadership and a Model Islamic High school: Insights from Turkey

    Muhammet Emin Türkoğlu, Hanifi Parlar and Ramazan Cansoy

    Chapter 12 An Untold Narrative of a Female Muslim Educational Leader

    Tasneem Amatullah

    Chapter 13 Islamic Humanocracy and Educational Leadership: The Story of a Community School in Egypt

    Dina Hassan El Odessy

    Chapter 14 From community to the state to individual preachers: The vicissitudes of traditional Islamic Studies in Malaysia

    Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid and Amran Muhammad

    Chapter 15 Concluding Remarks

    Khalid Arar, Rania Sawalhi, Amaarah DeCuir and Tasneem Amatullah

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Khalid Arar is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, Education and Community Leadership, School Improvement Doctoral Program, College of Education, Texas State University, USA

Rania Sawalhi is Programming Manager, Qatar Foundation, Qatar

Amaarah DeCuir is Lecturer, School of Education, American University, USA

Tasneem Amatullah is Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, Assessment and School Evaluation Division, Emirates College for Advanced Education in Abu Dhabi, UAE