Islamic Schooling in the West

Pathways to Renewal

  • Mohamad Abdalla
  • Dylan Chown
  • Muhammad Abdullah

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mohamad Abdalla, Dylan Chown, Muhammad Abdullah
    Pages 1-9
  3. Ayda Succarie, Wayne Fallon, Gabriela Coronado
    Pages 63-96
  4. Abdullah Trevathan
    Pages 129-150
  5. Nadeem A. Memon, Mariam Alhashmi
    Pages 169-194
  6. Abdullah Elleissy
    Pages 227-237
  7. Mohamad Abdalla, Dylan Chown, Muhammad Abdullah
    Pages 315-322
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 323-327

About this book


This book presents the views of leading scholars, academics, and educators on the renewal of Islamic schools in the Western context. The book argues that as Islamic schools in Western contexts have negotiated the establishment phase they must next embrace a period of renewal. Renewal relates to a purposeful synthesis of the tradition with contemporary educational practice and greater emphasis on empirical research substantiating best practices in Islamic schools. This renewal must reflect teaching and learning practices consistent with an Islamic worldview and pedagogy. It should also inform, among other aspects, classroom management models, and relevant and contextual Islamic and Arabic studies. This book acquaints the reader with contemporary challenges and opportunities in Islamic schools in the Western context with a focus on Australia.


behavior management character education model contextualisation of Islamic and Arabic studies Traditional vs. contemporary pedagogical approaches curriculum models

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohamad Abdalla
    • 1
  • Dylan Chown
    • 2
  • Muhammad Abdullah
    • 3
  1. 1.University of South AustraliaAdelaide, SAAustralia
  2. 2.University of South AustraliaAdelaide, SAAustralia
  3. 3.University of South AustraliaAdelaide, SAAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73611-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73612-9
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