Islam, Technology, and Education: The Case for Culturally Grounded Design (Routledge Research in Education)
By: Michael K. Thomas (author)Hardback
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Based in a global array of case studies - Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Turkey, and Islamic education in the United States - this volume shows how the discourse concerning educational technology in the Islamic world has emphasized neoliberal and neofundamentalist themes, and argues that the design and implementation of educational technologies in schools would be better accomplished by taking a culturally grounded approach. This approach would be rooted in the context and local needs of learners, with implications and possible application in the Muslim world and beyond.
Michael K. Thomas is an instructional design specialist at the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Introduction: The Irony of the Promise of Educational Technology 1. Contemporary Islam 2. The Alliance between Neoliberalism and Neofundamentalism 3. Malaysia: A Burgeoning Middle Class of a Slim Muslim Majority 4. Saudi Arabia: The Guardian of Tradition and Purity 5. Pakistan: Education for a Nation Founded on Islamic Identity 6. Turkey: Waning Secularism, Waxing Poetic 7. Islamic Education in the U.S.: Finding a Niche in the Modern Rome 8. Cross-Case Analysis 9. The Case for Culturally Grounded Design
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