The Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE) at the University of South Australia would like to extend the call for papers for the 4th Islamic Schooling Conference and Forum AAISC 2019 – A Focus on Social Justice. The conference and forum will take place on the 13th and 14th of July 2019, at the University of Melbourne.

The Conference and Forum has successfully made it to its fourth year, and this year, the theme of AAISC4 2019 is social justice in Islamic Schooling. The event encompasses both the annual Conference for academics and researchers from around the world, as well as a concurrent Forum that will critically engage with the theme of social justice in a practical sense. The Conference and Forum aims to explore, and critically analyse, the personal experiences and practical insights of teachers and practitioners on a significant and focal topic. The concept of ‘social justice’ from the perspective of Islamic schooling, and the Islamic classroom.

The conference will host two concurrent streams: an academic Conference Stream and educator’s Forum Stream. The Conference stream provides a platform to share empirical findings, debate conceptualisations, and grapple with theoretical understandings. For educators who are leading and shaping the learning process in K-12 schools (both Islamic and State/Public), the forum Stream promises an opportunity for educators and teacher in the fields to raise challenges, share practices, and collaborate on renewal.

Topics for submission to either stream include (but not limited to): Educational Politics, Globalised educational policy discourses, educational leadership and justice, social justice in Islam, muslim learners and identity politics, dignity and the muslim learner, islamophobia, inequalities and exclusiom, inclusion, equity, racism, pedagogical justice, curricular justice, social justice possibilities for classroom educators, critical learners and social action/activism.

For more information, feel free to contact CITE Centre Manager, Ramila Chanisheff (ramila.chaniseff@unisa.edu.au) or https://unisa.edu.au/AAISC4 before February 28th, 2019.(usa)

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