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Islamic Worldview and Curriculum Development

  • Freda Shamma
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Abstract

Few greater challenges exist in Islamic schooling than those pertaining to matters of curriculum. After a short history of Islamic schools in North America, this chapter explores the underpinning features of humanism that make the ‘academic’ subjects in most Islamic schools decidedly un-Islamic. A comparison of basic Islamic principles with humanistic principles illustrates the problem. A number of key questions are posed for further consideration, which should be the foundation of a curriculum based entirely on Islamic principles.

Keywords

Islamic worldview Humanism Curriculum African-American Islamic schools Immigrant Islamic schools Golden Age 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Freda Shamma
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  1. 1.Foundation for the Advancement and Development of Education and Learning (FADEL)CincinnatiUSA

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