21. Schools, Skills, and Morals in the Contemporary Middle East

  1. Bradley A. U. Levinson3 and
  2. Mica Pollock4
  1. Fida Adely Ph.D.1 and
  2. Gregory Starrett2

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396713.ch21

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

How to Cite

Adely, F. and Starrett, G. (2011) Schools, Skills, and Morals in the Contemporary Middle East, in A Companion to the Anthropology of Education (eds B. A. U. Levinson and M. Pollock), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396713.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Indiana University, USA

  2. 4

    Harvard, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Georgetown University, USA

  2. 2

    University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190053

Online ISBN: 9781444396713

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Keywords:

  • schools, skills and morals - in contemporary Middle East;
  • contentious politics, curricular changes - approved by Texas State Board of Education in 2010;
  • “Middle East” - artificial designation for a nebulous concept;
  • anthropological literature - on religious education in the Middle East;
  • research on religion and education - in the Middle East, four primary “spaces”;
  • conceptualizations of religious education - and debates;
  • moral edification of youth - education in school, being more reliable than the family;
  • powerful men and groups - using Islamic ideology as an instrument of rule;
  • state schooling and struggle for moral authority;
  • tensions, emphasizing gendered dimensions - surrounding “public piety”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The State of the Field

  • The Moral Edification of Youth

  • State Schooling and the Struggle for Moral Authority

  • Conclusion

  • References