Book Announcement: Quality Enhancement in Madrasa Education: An Exploratory Study

Quality Enhancement in Madrasa Education: An Exploratory Study now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp225, £52.99 / $90.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Quality Enhancement in Madrasa Education: An Exploratory Study by K. Mohammed Basheer.


This unique empirical study focuses on the different quality dimensions of the Madrasa education system in Kerala, southwestern India. Madrasa education is one of the largest networks of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the world. Despite originating several centuries ago in a vastly different social and cultural context, it continues to address the educational needs of a large section of the Muslim population in India. Although the Madrasa system has seen many significant developments over time, academia has not paid much attention to its functions, strengths and contributions.

This study fills this lacuna, and is grounded in detailed empirical investigation based on ethnographic surveys and interviews with various stakeholders from the field comprising students, teachers, parents, management committees, Madrasa boards and educationists. It critically examines the existing Madrasa education system in terms of different quality dimensions, including curriculum planning and designing, curriculum transaction, assessment and evaluation, institutional management and infra structure. While appreciating the contributions of Madrasas in promoting education among the Muslim minority of India, the book also identifies their problems and suggests creative modalities. A timely contribution to a subject with great international appeal, it will be of great interest to policy planners, researchers, educators, students and scholars of formal and informal education, minority studies, political Islam, Middle East and Asian studies, sociology, history, and contemporary studies.

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About the Author

Dr K. Mohammed Basheer is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education of Aligarh Muslim University Centre at Malappuram in Kerala, India, having previously served as the Assistant Director of Arjun Singh Centre for Open and Distant Learning at Jamia Millia Islamia Central University, New Delhi, where he completed his doctoral research. His areas of interest include minority education, teacher education, comparative education, educational administration, and information communication technology. He is currently serving in an honorary capacity as the Chairman of Research, Education and Development Foundation International, New Delhi, and is also the Convenor of the Academic Consultancy Panel of TREND, an active NGO, and a Senate Member of Darul Huda Islamic University, India. Dr Basheer also has four edited books and several articles to his credit, and has participated in several national and international seminars and conferences.

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