Monday , 18 December 2017

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Muslim universities

The prestigious international journal, ‘Nature’, (UK) recently published an article titled ‘Institutions: Revive universities of the Muslim world’, in which the authors were critical of the universities in the Muslim world. The general perception is that no university in the Muslim world is in the top 500 universities of the world. However, nothing is further from the truth. There are ... Read More »

CES/WRERU Islamic Education Summer School

In association with Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit Centre for Education Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Warwick Since their mass arrival after the Second World War, Muslim communities in the UK and across Western Europe have experienced a complex set of socio-economic, political and educational challenges. The rise of religiously motivated global terrorism, home-grown extremism and overwhelmingly ... Read More »

Education for Muslim children in Myanmar

LWF supports communities with schools, teacher training and student kits (LWI) – The noise of 150 primary school children in one room is deafening. In colourful clothes they sit on the floor of a “Temporary Learning Space” (TLS) in Nget Chaung-2, a camp for internally displaced people near Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The TLS is an informal ... Read More »

Islamic education in Europe (Faith of our fathers)

Islamic education in Europe (Faith of our fathers) FOR a snapshot of how Europeans, Muslim and non-Muslim, learn about Islam, visit the Centrum mosque near Hamburg railway station. A converted public bath, it is one of about 60 prayer spaces serving 200,000 Muslims in the city. This community’s roots are in a Turkish Islamist movement, Milli Gorus (National Vision) which ... Read More »

The Muslim gender gap in educational attainment is shrinking

On average, Muslim men around the world have more formal schooling than women, a fact well-known by Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai and other Muslim activists for female education. But while the Muslim gender gap in education remains large, relative to most other major religious groups, it has narrowed in recent generations: Muslim women have made greater educational gains than ... Read More »

Education in Saudi Arabia

When Saudi Arabia formally became a nation in 1932, education was largely limited to instruction for a select few in Islamic schools. Today, public education—from primary education through college—is open to every Saudi citizen. Background Saudi education is noted for its religious content. As of 2016, Religious Studies average a total of nine periods a week at the primary school ... Read More »

GLOBAL: Islam and higher education

The literature on Islam is dominated by political factors in various parts of the world. But higher education, which prepares future leaders following the religious and cultural values of a nation, is embedded in the social, economic and political contexts of that nation. Fatma Nevra Seggie and Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela have edited a book Islam and Higher Education in Transitional ... Read More »

Muslim educational attainment

Among the world’s major religious groups, Muslims have made some of the greatest gains in educational achievement in recent decades. The share of Muslim adults (ages 25 and older) with at least some formal schooling has risen by 25 percentage points in the past three generations, from fewer than half (46%) among the oldest group included in the study to ... Read More »

Kids on the streets of Kabul get another chance at childhood

Omid used to spend his days in traffic jams around Kabul, washing cars with a ragged cloth. At the end of the day, the seven-year-old took home the money he had earned so his father wouldn’t sell another piece of furniture from the house to buy drugs. Haroon began working in traffic at the age of six, as an espandi, ... Read More »

Scholars urge science education reforms in Muslim world

Scholars are urging Muslim countries to reform their science education in the university level to boost scientific and technological advancement and improve their economic development. At the seminal meeting of the Task Force on Science at Universities in the Muslim World, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 16 December, Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid, science adviser for Malaysia’s Prime Minister ... Read More »