This work is the first to examine the educational philosophy of Elijah Muhammad, the patriarch of the Nation of Islam and a pivotal leader in America's history. This timely book outlines Elijah Muhammad's educational ideas in relation to critical pedagogy, multicultural education, and critical white studies, a branch of "critical race theory" popularized in the mid-1970s that reaches across disciplines to explore the relationship among race, the justice system, and society. The Educational Philosophy of Elijah Muhammad: Education for a New World is a must-read for those dedicated to creating a new paradigm that can transform individuals, schools, societies, and the world.
Features new to this completely revised third edition include a more in-depth discussion of critical educational theory as it relates to the teachings of Elijah Muhammad and foreword by world renowned curriculum theorist William Pinar.
Publisher: University Press of America
Number of pages: 148
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
Edition: 3rd Edition
With deep insight and thought the author, Abul Pitre, very skillfully takes the reader on an exciting enlightening intellectual roller coaster ride with stops at The Leadership of Elijah Muhammad; Knowledge as Power; The Critical Educator; Elijah Muhammad: The Teacher; Education for a New World; Islam, Diversity, and The New World; Education, and The Role of Teachers. -- Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz
It was Elijah Muhammad's "personal approach to teaching" that lives on today, Pitre teaches, not only in mosques but also wherever students study this book, a book that represents an enactment of critical Black pedagogy, like Elijah Muhammad, inviting us to work from within. -- Dr. William F. Pinar, Canada Research Chair-University of British Columbia
Let us turn the pages of Dr. Pitre's wonderful book to view the past, present, and future worlds with the illumination of God's Divine Light in Making All Things New. -- Tynnetta Muhammad, a wife and student of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad