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Free speech and education in the Arab and Islamic world

The curriculum of metaphysics

Integrating free speech in education in the Arab world entails renewing scholarly interest in Islamic studies of metaphysics, and not necessarily, as is often the case, through recourse to Western philosophical discourses. Revisiting this often-overlooked Islamic intellectual tradition becomes essential to the advancement of free speech; more specifically, a contingency-based approach reduces the risk of […]

Full Citation Information:
Abdul-Jabbar, W. K. (2021). Free speech and education in the Arab and Islamic world: The curriculum of metaphysics. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/free-speech-and-education-in-the-arab-and-islamic-world/

Wisam Kh. Abdul-Jabbar

Wisam Kh. Abdul-Jabbar is an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta and adjunct faculty at Yorkville University, Canada. His most recent book is Negotiating Diasporic Identity in Arab-Canadian Students: Double Consciousness, Belonging, and Radicalization (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). His upcoming book is Medieval Muslim Philosophies and Contemporary Intercultural Education: Fostering Dialogues of Difference (Routledge, 2022). His research considers how intercultural competency resonates with minority and diasporic identity. It also explores convergences of seemingly different cultures within the context of language education. His research looks at intercultural practices to help better integrate immigrants and create a culturally responsive curriculum.

On Academic Freedom

The Crisis of Higher Education in the Post-Truth Era

Freedom to teach and freedom to learn (Lehrfreiheit and Lernfreiheit) are often regarded as important for research universities that compete for global reputation and intellectual talents. However, as markets and hierarchies reorient higher learning for status goods, freedom and responsibility emerge as a conflictual dichotomy at most universities that follow the Humboldtian model. Defining a […]

Full Citation Information:
Jackson, L., & Oleksiyenko, A. V. (2021). On Academic Freedom: The Crisis of Higher Education in the Post-Truth Era. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/on-academic-freedom/

Liz Jackson

Liz Jackson is Professor of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong and is PESA Past President and a Fellow of PESA. Liz is an editor for New Directions in the Philosophy of Education Educational Philosophy and Theory: Editor’s Choice, and Deputy Editor for Educational Philosophy and Theory. She has written, Muslims and Islam In US Education: Reconsidering Multiculturalism; and Questioning Allegiance: Resituating Civic Education.

Anatoly V. Oleksiyenko

Anatoly Oleksiyenko is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. He coordinates the MEd (Higher Education) programme and researches in the areas of globalization and higher education, and academic leadership and organization. His most recent book is Academic Collaborations in the Global Marketplace (Springer, 2019).