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Education, Leadership and Islam

Theories, discourses and practices from an Islamic perspective

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Education, Leadership and Islam by Saeeda Shah
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Educational institutions are undergoing complex and sensitive changes in the context of immigration, international mobility, globalisation, and shifting economic scenarios, making highly challenging demands on educational leaders. Leadership is increasingly being perceived and theorised as pivotal to students' achievement and institutional performance. In this book, Saeeda Shah considers educational leadership from an Islamic perspective to debate theoretical positions underpinned by Islamic texts and teachings, and the resulting conceptualisations and interpretations. While educational leadership literature and research have flourished in recent years, this is predominantly informed by Western ideologies, concepts, theories and practices. Education, Leadership and Islam focuses on contemporary educational settings and practices, drawing on research and empirical evidence from multicultural contexts in order to enrich theory and inform policy and practice in relevant frameworks, particularly in relation to the growing Muslim population in the West. Chapters also discuss gender in Islam, educational expectations and Islamic faith schools to comprehensively explore education in relation to Islamism. Situating Muslims within contemporary societies, this book extends debates regarding educational philosophy and leadership, endorsing diversity and plurality through an appreciation of difference. Education, Leadership and Islam will appeal to education researchers as well as social and political scientists attempting to understand Muslim educational issues in contemporary life, both in the east and in the west. This book offers critical insight into educational theory and practice, and as such will be key reading for policy makers and educational leaders.

Author Biography

Saeeda Shah is Reader at the University of Leicester and Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Derby. Prior to that, she was Dean at AJK University Pakistan and taught for many years in higher education, holding senior management posts. She was awarded the Best University Teacher Millennium Award 2000 by University Grants Commission, Pakistan.
Release date Australia
December 21st, 2017
Author
Pages
240
Illustrations
1 Line drawings, black and white
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
CRC Press Inc
ISBN-13
9780815357001
Product ID
27896101

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