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ERIC Number: ED537634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 383
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-3-6316-3452-3
The Training of Imams and Teachers for Islamic Education in Europe. Wiener Islamstudien. Volume 1
Aslan, Ednan, Ed.; Windisch, Zsofia, Ed.
Peter Lang Frankfurt
Following 9/11 and the growth of religiously legitimated violence in Islamic countries, the focus of public discussion moved to imams and teachers of religion as actors supporting Muslim isolation and the lack of willingness to integrate--imams became central figures in the debate on Islam. With great enthusiasm, politicians discovered them to be the scapegoats of a failed integration of Muslims in Europe. Integrated imams trained in Europe were to promote Muslim integration, prevent violence, resolve contradictions between society and Muslims and further Islamic enlightenment. With this objective an attempt was made, on the one hand, to rediscover the existing institutions for imam training in Balkan states and, on the other hand, to establish new educational institutions at European universities to train Europe-compliant imams. Due to their central role in the lives of Muslims, the training of imams and teachers of religion is given an important role in the process of Muslim integration. Contents of this book are: (1) Training of Imams and Teachers in Europe (Ednan Aslan); (2) Higher Educational Institutions in the Balkans which Educate Imams and Religious Teachers (Overview from 1990-Present) (Enes Karic); (3) Reflections on the Role and Training of Imams and Islamic Teachers for Europe (Jorgen S. Nielsen); (4) Religious Identity and Globalism (Qazim Qazimi); (5) Religious Education in Albania. The Case of the Tirana Haxi Hamud Dashi Madrasah from 1924-1964 and 1991 onward (Bayram Karci and Elton Karaj); (6) Methods of Professional Advancement for Imams and Islamic Studies Teachers in Austria (Vahidin Beluli); (7) The Status of Imams in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mustafa Hasani); (8) Training Imams and Religious Teachers in Bulgaria (Sefer Hasanov); (9) Spiritual and Professional Profile of Imams in the 21st Century in Europe (Aziz Hasanovic); (10) The Debate on Imams and Imam Training in France (Samim Akgonul); (11) The Legal Status of the Muslim Turkish Minority of Western Thrace (Ibrahim Serif); (12) The Status of the Imam and His Position in the Past and Present. With a Focus on Albanian Territories (Xhabir Hamiti); (13) Islamic Education in Macedonia: The Case of the Isa Beg Madresa and the Faculty of Islamic Sciences (Muhamed Ali); (14) Dawah in the Changing World. New Challenges to the Work of Imams (Omer Halil Kajoshaj); (15) Educating for an Old Profession in a New Context. The Imam Training Programme of Inholland University, the Netherlands (Johan Meuleman); (16) The European Dobrudjan Islam. A Curricular Perspective on the Education of Imams in Romania (Mircea Botescu); (17) Training and Retraining of Imams in Russia (An Example of Tatarstan) (Damir Shagaviev); (18) Training Centres for Imams in Spain (Juan Ferreiro Galguera); (19) The Training of Imams and Islamic Education Teachers in Switzerland. Between Real Local Needs and Imported Fear (Rehan Neziri); (20) Rethinking the Meaning of Being Islamicly Educated in a Secular Context. Reflections on the Future of Teacher and Imam Training within the British Muslim Communities (Abdullah Sahin); (21) Training of Imams and Teachers for Islamic Education in Turkey (Z. Seyma Arslan); (22) The Role and Training of Imams and Muslim Chaplains in the U.S.A. (Hasan Ali Yurtsever); (23) Formation of Catholic Religious Educators in the United States (Eileen M. Daily); (24) "Spiritual Competence": Research Project on a New Key Term in Protestant Training for Ministry (Sabine Hermisson and Martin Rothgangel); (25) The Relationship Between Imams and Adolescents. Do Imams Have to Show Pedagogical Skills in order to be a Contact Person for Young Muslims with Everyday Issues and Problems? (Kevser Muratovic); (26) Implementation of Educational Standards. An Opportunity for the Advancement of Islamic Education in Kosovo (Ilire Halimi Poniku); and (27) Imams in Western Societies. Why Communication Skills Matter as much as Knowledge (Jeton Mehmeti).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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