Classical Foundations of Islamic Educational Thought: A Compendium
Bradley J. Cook, Fathi H. Malkawi
Education has always been an important pursuit in Islam. The Prophet Muhammad enjoined his followers to "seek knowledge, even unto China." Education was fostered for many reasons and at many levels. There were itinerant teachers who taught the fundamental tenets of the faith in exchange for lodging and other services, there were Qur'an schools, often associated with the mosques, where masters of the Qur'an gathered a circle of pupils and tutored them, and there were centers of higher learning at Baghdad, Damascus, Alexandria, and elsewhere where Islamic theology and jurisprudence were developed and taught.
Ibn Sahnun: The Book of Rules of Conduct for Teachers
Ikhwan al-Safa': The Seventh Epistle of the Propaedeutical Part on the Scientific Arts and What They Aim at
al-Qabisi: A Treatise Detailing the Circumstances of Students and the Rules Governing Teachers and Students (Abridged)
Miskawayh: From the Second Discourse of The Refinement of Character
al-Ghazali: O Son!
al-Zarnuji: Instruction of the Student: The Method of Learning
Ibn Jama'ah: A Memorandum for Listeners and Lecturers: Rules
Ibn Khaldun: Selections from The Muqaddimah