2021 Symposium on Education in Muslim Societies: Implications for Policy, Pedagogy, and Development

November 10-12, 2021, 12 pm to 3 pm EST Daily

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The Indiana University School of Education and the Advancing Education in Muslim Societies (AEMS) initiative of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) invite you to attend the Symposium on Education in Muslim Societies: Implications for Policy, Pedagogy, and Development. The Symposium will be held virtually at the School of Education in Bloomington, Indiana, on November 10-12, 2021.

The Symposium paper presenters will be expected to ready their papers into publishable articles for submission and blind peer review to the Journal of Education in Muslim Societies (JEMS), a semi-annual journal published collaboratively by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and Indiana University Press. JEMS encourages scholarly work on a wide range of topics pertinent to the education sector including but not limited to pedagogies, teacher practices, leadership, and policy as it relates to the conditions and status of education in Muslim societies and communities. JEMS seeks manuscripts in subject areas such as comparative education, P-12 education, youth development, curriculum reform, higher education, civil society, among others.

The Symposium will focus on examining the far-reaching scope of education and its implications for civil society as well as education systems and practices in Muslim countries and the Muslim Diaspora. The Symposium is designed to foster and disseminate groundbreaking research on the role of education in social change in Muslim societies. The terms “Muslim” and “education” are defined broadly to be inclusive of cutting-edge research from across the world and disciplines. By “Muslim,” we mean any self-identifying Muslim individuals, institutions, communities, and societies and their roles in experiencing and shaping education. “Education” includes the pedagogies, practices, and policies, as well as the conditions and status of human development and civic engagement, as related to Muslim societies and communities.

The Symposium is intended to shed light on the dynamic theory, practice, and understanding of education in Muslim societies and implications for civil society, including global migration and refugee education. We seek to draw proposals by researchers from across fields and disciplines (e.g., Education, Human Development, History, Political Science, Public Affairs, Religious Studies, and Sociology) in formal and non-formal as well as governmental and non-governmental sectors.

Patricia Kubow (Professor, School of Education, Indiana University)

Dr. Ilham Nasser (Director of Human Development Program, AEMS at IIIT)