The first volume of the AEMS Book Series “Advancing Hope in Education in Muslim Societies” responds to the need to shift the educational discourse in Muslim societies from deficiency to a strength-based orientation and from passive recipients to active and proactive actors in education.
Learning from authentic experiences and innovations that are grounded in local realities may serve Muslim societies well and provide new knowledge to a larger audience of educational experts, policy makers, and governments, among many others. It is critical to bring to the forefront the whole person approach by focusing on enriching the brain as well as the spirit and instilling hope back into the educational spaces of many Muslim societies. Examining effective educational initiatives and providing analysis of how they work may be a catalyst for positive educational reform and transformation.
The edited volume contributes to a larger body of shared knowledge gained from innovative as well as unique educational programs and methods around the globe. Sample chapters include: