Curriculum Renewal for Islamic Education

Critical Perspectives on Teaching Islam in Primary and Secondary Schools

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Nadeem A. Memon, Mariam Alhashmi, Mohamad Abdalla
Routledge Research in Religion and Education
  • New York: 
    , May
     284 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


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.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

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.



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