A Teacher s Cry

Author: Lewis W. Diuguid
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1581125194
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A journalist sits in on a high school class from freshman year to senior graduation and documents the class in daily columns in the Kansas City Star.

The Moral Economy of the Madrasa

Author: Keiko Sakurai
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136894012
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The revival of madrasas in the 1980s coincided with the rise of political Islam and soon became associated with the "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West. This volume examines the rapid expansion of madrasas across Asia and the Middle East and analyses their role in society within their local, national and global context. Based on anthropological investigations in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Iran, and Pakistan, the chapters take a new approach to the issue, examining the recent phenomenon of women in madrasas; Hui Muslims in China; relations between the Iran’s Shia seminary after the 1979-Islamic revolution and Shia in Pakistan and Afghanistan; and South Asian madrasas. Emphasis is placed on the increased presence of women in these institutions, and the reciprocal interactions between secular and religious schools in those countries. Taking into account social, political and demographic changes within the region, the authors show how madrasas have been successful in responding to the educational demand of the people and how they have been modernized their style to cope with a changing environment. A timely contribution to a subject with great international appeal, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of international politics, political Islam, Middle East and Asian studies and anthropology.

Creating Tomorrow s Schools Today

Author: Richard Gerver
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1855393948
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Drawing on the incredible story of Grange Primary School, Gerver argues that our education system no longer works for today's generation of learners.

Pinning Down the Past

Author: Mike Corbishley
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843839040
Format: PDF
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Both a practical guide to, and a reflection on, best practice in making archaeology available to a wide audience.