Testimonials

“I love the way this teaching unit is presented. It fills many gaps which are all too common in our world history textbooks. I would encourage my school district to adopt this as a text supplement for all our world history teachers. The primary sources are especially useful and show great potential for enhancing critical thinking skills. I wish there were more!”
Ann Kennedy, Social Studies Dept. Chair and Teacher
Southeast High School, Oklahoma City, OK

“We were both impressed by the objectivity and high intellectual purpose of your conference. Your efforts to see Islam and Muslim civilization presented fairly and accurately in American schools is commendable, notably the absence in your program of any trace of a ‘centric’ agenda.”
Professor Ross E. Dunn and Linda Symcox
National History Standards Project, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

“I would like to thank you for recommending the many Muslim scholars who share our mutual concerns. Their insight helps us achieve our goal of publishing accurate, fair, and unbiased material.”
Darrell J. Kozlowski, Editorial Director
Social Studies, Glencoe-MacMillan McGraw-Hill, New York, NY

“One of the most thorough reviews of the 1987 [California] framework’s treatment of U.S. and world history came in July, 1994, from Mansuri’s Council on Islamic Education. While lauding the framework’s lofty goals, the framework fell down, it said, in its course descriptions, primarily because they lacked ‘consistency, clarity and balance’ (p. ii). As for non-Western religions and civilizations, they are presented relatively briefly in grade 6 and 7 and ‘Thereafter, all of these magnificent cultures are dropped from history, only to reappear as corpses in the twentieth century, passive victims of colonialism or objects in the study of ‘unresolved world problems’ (p. iv).’”
from “The Great Speckled Bird: Multicultural Politics and Education Policymaking” by Catherine Cornbleth and Dexter Waugh (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1995).

“I feel so fortunate that you were able to include Washington Middle School in your very busy school tours. The Council on Islamic Education is providing a very necessary service to educators; you are helping us, as well as our students, to better understand Islam.”
Regina Brennan, 7th grade teacher, Washington Middle School, Long Beach, CA

“CIE materials are presented in a professional and intellectually honest way. Confessional ideas of Islam are explained fully, while the challenges they present to human abilities and weaknesses are not underestimated or glossed over.”
Dr. Rosalind Gwynne, Assoc. Professor of Religious Studies
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

“This is a rich resource that I will definitely utilize. There is no way that I could ever do the research and writing it reflects while teaching. The authors have raised the level of scholarship available to teachers, written it appealingly, and offered practical ways to involve students in the learning process.”
Helen Finken, Social Studies Teacher
City High School, Iowa City, IA

“It was a pleasure to touch base with you again. One of my objectives is to show that the three monotheistic religions of southwest Asia have many points in common. Any help you can provide will be appreciated.”
Steven McCollum
Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Joplin, MO

“Thank you so very much! That was exceptionally clear and helpful and answered our questions beautifully! I realize that took you a good deal of time, but trust me when I say we are truly grateful and all of your answers will be studied by my students.”
Camie Velin
Orange County High School of the Arts

“Thank you so much!! I’m going to use it tomorrow in class!!”
Aletta Luma
12th Grade World Religions Teacher
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada)

20 year of Educating Religious Freedom & Mutual Respect