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Media, Education and Anti-Americanism in the Muslim World

Media, Education and Anti-Americanism in the Muslim World Abstract Recent surveys in the United States and the Muslim world show widespread misinformation about the events of September 11, 2001. Using data from 9 predominantly Muslim countries, we study how such beliefs depend on exposure to news media and levels of education. Standard economic theory would predict that increased access to ... Read More »

Schooling Islam: The Culture and Politics of Modern Muslim Education

Schooling Islam: The Culture and Politics of Modern Muslim Education By Robert W. Hefner and Muhammad Qasim Zaman (Editors) Since the Taliban seized Kabul in 1996, the public has grappled with the relationship between Islamic education and radical Islam. Media reports tend to paint madrasas–religious schools dedicated to Islamic learning–as medieval institutions opposed to all that is Western and as ... Read More »

Crusade against British Muslims in education

Crusade against British Muslims in education The ‘Trojan Horse’ plot allegations in British media aim at discrediting the work of Muslim educationalists. Many Muslims in Britain are convinced that there is a witch-hunt against them headed by government officials and the right-wing media; a non-Muslim friend of mine called it a “crusade”. Equally, right-wing “think-tanks” have weighed in with their ... Read More »

Anti-Muslim Bias

Anti-Muslim Bias COUNTERACT STEREOTYPES AND DISCRIMINATION WITH KNOWLEDGE While bullying prevention programs typically focus on fostering empathy and/or adopting a zero-tolerance policy, combatting anti-Muslim bullying in schools requires a specialized approach. Schools need to both increase religious literacy and foster an understanding of how anti-Muslim racism is part of a broader set of discriminatory practices that target people based on ... Read More »

NEW MUSLIM EDUCATION

NEW MUSLIM EDUCATION Every year, thousands of people accept Islam and embark on a gradual journey of self-improvement and discovery. In some cases, with a supportive community or family behind you, it can be quite a smooth and easy transition. However in most cases, entering into Islam on your own can be quite challenging. We are here to empower and ... Read More »

Prevent gives people permission to hate Muslims – it has no place in schools

Prevent gives people permission to hate Muslims – it has no place in schools Teachers are right to reject a counter-radicalisation strategy that frames terrorism as a Muslim problem and demonises an entire community The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has recently backed a motion to reject the government’s counter-radicalisation Prevent strategy at its annual conference. This motion follows the ... Read More »

The Gift of Education: Pakistan Army Gives Away Books in the Kohlu District

The Gift of Education: Pakistan Army Gives Away Books in the Kohlu District The Pakistan Army has recently spent a week distributing textbooks in the Kohlu district, as part of the Chamalang Balochistan Education Programme Over 3,000 students within the district received a free book, based on the year’s syllabus. The books were given out in mid-April by 41 Division ... Read More »

The Future of ICT in Pakistan

The Future of ICT in Pakistan The government of Pakistan is taking increasing steps to invest in the future of ICT in the country, starting with the nation’s youth. The Ministry of Information Technology is introducing a range of initiatives to promote ICT as a topic of study and encourage participation by students. One such measure is the Prime Minister’s ... Read More »

Learn for Success: Microsoft Invests in Pakistan

Learn for Success: Microsoft Invests in Pakistan Microsoft sees a clear future in Pakistan, having recently launched a competition to find the best young IT talent in the country. The ‘Learn for Success’ competition is targeted to students over 18 years of age, combining fun learning activities with the ability to earn points by completing TechRewards Challenges, Participants will also ... Read More »

4th International Conference on Education and Research Delivers a Clear Vision for Pakistan

4th International Conference on Education and Research Delivers a Clear Vision for Pakistan Dr Nizamud Din, the head of the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC), has used his address to the 4th International Conference on Education and Research to emphasize the importance of teacher training in delivering high-quality education. Dr Din also drew attention to the large investment that provincial ... Read More »