Munir Fasheh

Munir Fasheh

Dr. Munir Fasheh is a Phd in Education from Harvard University in 1988, MS in Mathematics education from Florida State University in 1966 and a BS in Mathematics from the AUB in 1962, Dr. Fasheh has over 40 years experience in education, primarily in Palestine but also in the Arab world as well as the USA. A visiting scholar and an affiliate of research at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University from 1997, 2007, Dr. Fasheh founded the Arab Education Forum and went on many speaking tours around the Arab world to promote the concept of learning as integral to education, both formal and informal. He published 5 books to date, as well as over 30 articles in Arabic and English, several of them in the Harvard Educational Review, and participated in tens of conferences as a keynote speaker and/or lecturer. He currently resides in Palestine and serves on the board of the AEF as well as fulfilling the function of its educational consultant.

Is literacy always a good thing? What is its dark side?

Since meanings in life are contextual and experiential, I will write about my understanding of mujaawarah basing it mainly on my experiences and making sense of them.

Munir Fasheh raises many fundamental questions around the relevance of knowledge, the process of its selection and the issue of power.