1. The Panel of Experts retreat for curriculum development took place in Milton Keynes, UK on
Nine papers were presented on topics such as Status Quo on Madrasah Curriculum, Component Structure of Madrasah Learning, Crises of Conscience Theme in Madrasah Curriculum, Learner-Centred Approach to Islamic Education and its Reflection in the Curriculum, and Weaving Spirituality in the Curriculum. The external consultants shared their expertise and experience in the field of curriculum development in an Islamic environment.. In addition to the MCE team, the attendees included Syed Muhammad Rizvi (Canada), Khalil bhai Jaffer (Canada), Bashir bhai Datoo (USA), Sheikh Mohammad Shomali (Qum), Dr Abdullah Sahin (Markfield Institute, UK), Maurice Irfan Coles (Islam & Citizenship Education Project, UK), Dr Shiraz Thobani (Institute of Islamic Studies, UK), Razia bai Janmohamed (Madrasah Principal, Tanzania) and Sajjad Govani (Madrasah Principal, UK).
After the intensive deliberations over two and a half days, the objectives of the meeting were met. These were:
- To agree on the approach to be adopted for teaching the curriculum i.e. subjects to be integrated in the early years and segregated in later years
- To agree on the outline of a framework curriculum and charting out a methodology for progressing to a curriculum and syllabus in the future.
It was agreed that the draft framework should be ready by 31 March 2013.
- At the Executive Council Meeting of the World Federation held in Antananarivo, Madagascar on 10-11 November 2012, MCE was once again one of the main items on the agenda. The presentation on the update of MCE’s activities generated a lot of interest with the attendees which in turn led to an hour of questions.
Training Needs Survey
Further extracts from the report of training needs survey carried out with 100 madrasah teachers in East Africa in August 2012.
Assessment & Evaluation
Having examined the first three preliminary standards of assessment and evaluation of madrasah, we will now look at the line of enquiry which would be followed in order to assess compliance with the fourth and last standard.
Here’s a website that may be of interest to madrasah teachers.
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In order to have accurate data on each madrasah and to keep in touch with them, we have started to build a database of madrasah and their teachers. A request form for data collection was sent to all madrasah principals for completion. We have received only 24 madrasah profiles to date. Madaris that have not yet returned the forms are once again reminded to do so as soon as possible.If you have not received the form, please notify us at [email protected]
We Need Your Feedback
We look forward to hearing from you with your feedback, suggestions and opinions on this important initiative of The World Federation. You can contact the Head of MCE by emailing him at [email protected] or call him on + 44 (0)121 246 3575