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5 Layers of Curriculum Integration

The term curriculum integration gets thrown around in Islamic school circles a lot nowadays.  But to integrate curriculum can also mean many different things to many different people. In our second course of the Islamic Teacher Education Program, we discuss … Continue reading

Reforming Islamic Education?

In April 2011, I had the honour of attending and presenting at the Reforms in Islamic Education conference held at the University of Cambridge. Organized by the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center of Islamic Studies, the conference brought together approximately … Continue reading

How Good Schools Keep Getting Better

If there is anything we can take the from the recent McKinsey Report entitled, “How the World’s Most Improved School Systems Keep Getting Better” it’s that there is always room for improvement. Over my years of researching Islamic schools across … Continue reading

What Parents Can Do to Make Islamic Schools Better

Ask the right questions. If you put all the criticism of Islamic schools aside for a minute — the inconsistent standards, the lack of vision, the absence of a “school-like” environment (playgrounds, gymnasiums, science labs), under-qualified teachers and administrators, curriculum … Continue reading

The Wrong Rubric

I recently had the opportunity to visit one of the more progressive Jewish Day schools in Toronto. Progressive in the sense that this particular Jewish school has worked tirelessly at developing an authentically integrated curriculum that not only integrates religious … Continue reading