Welcome ISLA’s New Research Associate!
~ Dr. Nadeem Memon ~
The ISLA Board is pleased to announce that Dr. Nadeem Memon, scholar and leader in Islamic school education and research, has joined the ISLA board!
Dr. Nadeem is a leading expert in the history of Islamic schools in North America and in his work on developing the Principles of Islamic Pedagogy. Dr. Nadeem’s most recent book, A History of Islamic Schooling in North America, reflects a strong sense of our challenges and achievements.
In addition to the above, Dr. Nadeem is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE) in the School of Education at the University of South Australia (UniSA). His research focuses on teacher education with particular emphasis on Islamic Pedagogy, comparative faith-based schooling, philosophy of religious education, and culturally relevant and responsive teaching. He is the co-editor of two books: Philosophies of Islamic Education: Historical Perspectives and Emerging Discourses (Routledge, 2016) and Discipline, Devotion, and Dissent: Jewish, Catholic, and Islamic Schooling in Canada (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013).
“I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Nadeem Memon for over a decade now, and I look forward with excitement to his work with the ISLA. He brings a unique combination of international experience and critical Islamic pedagogy.We look forward to Dr. Nadeem’s contributions to ISLA in forging research with practice in a manner that advances Islamic education and assists Islamic school teachers and leaders to become grounded in the principles of Islamic pedagogy–an essential component to the success of Islamic schools as a whole.” – Dr. Seema Imam, chairperson of ISLA
We know you all will welcome him with open arms. Thank you for all your support and dedication to ISLA. We are eager to see what the future holds going forward!