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New book release – Learning and Teaching about Islam June 29, 2012

Posted by Jonathan Barnes, editor in New releases.
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We are pleased to announce a new publication from John Catt – Learning and Teaching about Islam: Essays in Understanding.

The book, edited by Caroline Ellwood, brings together essays from experienced educators and academics in its aim to promote greater understanding in our schools.

It will help teachers appreciate the history of Islam and its immense importance in the modern world and will also help them appreciate the dangers of seeing the developments in Islamic countries unfold through the prism of Western ideologies.

With an introduction by HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan, this important new book features the following chapters:

Learning and teaching about Islam: perceptions, perspectives and practice, Caroline Ellwood.

Internationalism and the Arab heritage, Samia Al Farra.

Improving intercultural understanding: a case study of the United World College in Mostar, Mary Hayden and Jeff Thompson.

Environmental education: an Islamic perspective, Basil Mustafa.

Reflections on a critical and cultural understanding of education in the Middle East: a personal experience of teaching in Islamic countries, Lawrence Burke.

Setting up an international school in an Islamic setting: a transplant alone will not do, Norm Dean.

Teaching the crusades, Carole Hillenbrand.

The Prophet Muhammad as a teacher, M A S Abdel Haleem.

The King Fahad Academy: making a difference, a journey to internationalising a curriculum, Sumaya Alyusuf.

The integrated madrasa pre-school project: developments in pre-school education, Kathy Bartlett.

Islamic science and mathematics: new-found wealth Richard Harwood.

Arabic literature: fiction as a teaching resource for the understanding of Islam, Caroline Ellwood.

Dealing with controversial issues, Malcolm Davis.

To order a copy of the book, visit our bookshop by clicking here.

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