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ERIC Number: EJ853471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1368-4868
Educating American Muslim Leadership (Men and Women) for the Twenty-First Century
al-Islam, Amir
Teaching Theology & Religion, v9 n2 p73-78 Apr 2006
Educating and training Muslim men and women leaders who are capable of effectively navigating the multi-ethnic and multi-religious terrain in America--particularly in the post 9-11 milieu--requires the development of a new critical American Muslim pedagogy. This new pedagogy, centered in Islamic epistemology and ontology, should selectively appropriate the best of traditional Muslim educational paradigms and modalities used over time. However, the traditional Muslim model must not be reified, but rather be subjected to a sharp critique which maintains the richness of its spiritual and intellectual legacy but rejects teachings and interpretations used to create false dichotomies resulting in binary constructs, particularly those which pit Muslims against the west. Finally, the new critical American Muslim pedagogy must embrace all of the best discursive practices (e.g., pedagogies of Freire and others) that engage us in a critical analysis of the way in which power and privilege, even in religious communities, operate to marginalize and suppress women, minorities, and people of color.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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