Papers from two international conferences sponsored and hosted by CCAS in Washington, D.C. in March 2006, and by SFS-Q in Doha in April 2007.
"Published in Association with the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: The Politics of Arab Educational Reforms Osama Abi-Mershed Part I: Historical Perspectives 1. The Principles of Instruction are the Grounds of Our Knowledge: Al-Farabi's Philosophical and al-Ghazali's spiritual approaches to learning Sebastian Gunther 2. Between the Golden Age and the Renaissance: Islamic Higher Education in Eighteenth-Century Damascus Stephen Tamari 3. "If the Devil Taught French": Strategies of Language and Learning in French Mandate Beirut Nadya Sbaiti 4. "According to a Logic Befitting the Arab Soul": Cultural Policy and Popular Education in Morocco Since 1912 Spencer Segalla Part II: Education and the Post-Colonial State 5. Public Institutions of Religious Education in Egypt and Tunisia: Contrasting the Post-Colonial Reforms of Al-Azhar and the Zaytuna Malika Zeghal 6. Palestinian Education in a Virtual State Nubar Hovsepian 7. Language-in-Education Policies in Contemporary Lebanon: Youth Perspective Zeena Zakharia 8. Education as a Humanitarian Response as Applied to the Arab World, With Special Reference to the Palestinian Case Colin Brock and Lala Demirdjian Part III: Education and Socio-Political Development: Reform, Policy and Practice 9. Naming the Imaginary:"Building an Arab Knowledge Society" and the Contested Terrain of educational Reforms for development Andre Elias Mazawi 10. An Introduction to Qatar's Primary and Secondary Education Reform Dominic Brewer 11. Observations from the Edge of the deluge: Are we going too far too fast in our Educational Transformation in the Arab World? Munir Bashshur.
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In comparison to other parts of the developing world, education in Arab countries has been lagging behind. This book examines the impact of Western cultural influence, the opportunities for reform and the sustainability of current initiatives. (source: Nielsen Book Data)