Teaching Educational Leadership in Muslim Countries: Theoretical, Historical and Cultural Foundations

Eugenie Samier, Eman ElKaleh (Editor)

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This book explores the Islamic tradition and Muslim contexts for educational administration and leadership. It addresses the teaching of educational administration and leadership from an Islamic perspective by raising issues of globalised educational administration and leadership teaching as it applies in Muslim contexts that vary by culture and social institutions. The book proposes alternative approaches and demonstrates that Islamic traditions have a strong foundation upon which to build in the field and are compatible with many aspects of Western theory and practices, provided that sufficient modifications and adaptations are made.

The book focuses on postgraduate curricula and pedagogy, drawing on a range of theoretical foundations and approaches that are culturally and jurisdictionally appropriate in a number of Muslim countries. As such, it contributes to an emerging specialisation in international and comparative educational administration and leadership that is oriented towards a broader and more diverse set of perspectives, particularly from the non-Western world.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages195
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2019


  • educational leadership
  • Muslim countries
  • educational foundations


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