Bahai Education/List of Sources

List and Abbreviations for Sources edit

Bahá'u'lláh: edit

Kitab-i-Aqdas (KA) Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (ESW) Hidden Words (HW) Seven Valleys (SV) Four Valleys (FV) Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah (GL) Tablets of Baha'u'llah Revealed After the Kitab-i-Aqdas: Bisharat, Tarazat, Tajaliyyat, Kalimat-i-Firdawsiyyih, Lawh-i-Dunya, Ishraqat (TB)

'Abdu'l-Bahá: edit

Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Baha (SWAB) Tablets of 'Abdul-Baha Abbas,I-III (TAB) The Secret of Divine Civilization (SDC) Some Answered Questions (SAQ) The Promulgation of Universal Peace (PUP) 'Abdu'l-Baha on Divine Philosophy (ABDP) 'Abdu'l-Baha in London (ABL) Paris Talks (PT)

Shoghi Effendi: edit

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Compilations: edit

Bahá'í Education (London: Baha'i Publishing Trust), 1987 (BE) Foundations for a Spiritual Education (Wilmette: National Baha'i Education Task Force), 1995 (FSE) Badi Shams, A Baha'i Perspective on Economics of the Future (New Delhi: Baha'i Publishing Trust), 1989 (BOEF)

Star of the West (SW): edit

Star of the West, IV:6, 105-106 Star of the West, VII:9, 77 Star of the West, VII:15, 141-144 Star of the West, VII:18, 183-184 Star of the West, VIII:6. 60 Star of the West, IX:3, 29-30 Star of the West, IX:7, 81-88 Star of the West, IX:8, 89-96 Star of the West, IX:9, 97-104, 113-114 Star of the West, XI:19, 329-330 Star of the West, XIII:5, 102-104, 123 Star of the West, XIII:6, 144 Star of the West, XIII:7, 171-172, 177-179, 189 Star of the West, XIV:1, 3-7 Star of the West, XIV:2, 42-45,58 Star of the West, XIV:3, 73-74,83-84 Star of the West, XIV:9, 267-268,278

Review of Literature edit

Besides the many volumes of the writings of Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892), ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (1844-1921), Shoghi Effendi (1896-1957), and the Universal House of Justice (1963-), several other publications by Bahá’ís and Bahá’í institutions may be consulted as sources for Baha'i education. Several documents are presently available presenting Bahá’í ideas on education to various agencies and audiences, i.e., Bahá’í Education (Research Department of the Universal House of Justice, August 1976), Position Statement on Education (Bahá’í International Community Task Force on Education, January 1989), Education for a New Namibia (NSA of Namibia, August 1990), Educational Policy: A Bahá’í Perspective (NSA of India, November 1985), and “Charter for Bahá’í Schools” (American Bahá’í, April 1990).

Many other scholars and educators have written on Bahá’í education, including Hand of the Cause of God Ali-Akbar Futuran Baha'i Education for Children: Books 1-7 (BPT of India, n.d.) and Mothers, Fathers, and Children: Practical Advice to Parents (BPT of India, n.d.) and the developers of the ANISA Model (Jordan and Streets, 1972; Streets and Jordan, 1973; Kalinowski and Jordan, 1973). Other eminent researchers and educators include G. Marks, A. Jones, H. Danesh, I. Ayam, D. Troxel, D. Allen, M. Smith, H. Hanson, J. Hatcher, I. Taafaki, R. Johnson, W. Diehl, N. Rutstein, C. Miller, G. Eyford, W. Hatcher, E. Muttart (Canada), S. Waite, H. Rost, P. Lample, F. Arbab, H. Nikjoo, S. Vickers, P. Christensen, E. Anello, J. Savi, E. Tinto, M. Higgins and L. Nuguchi.


‘Abdu’l-Bahá. (1916, December 12). Necessity of education - Training of the children: Words of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Star of the West, 144.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá. (1918, July 13). Star of the West.

Abdu’l-Bahá. (1922). Promulgation of universal peace; Volume I.Chicago: Executive Board of Bahá’í Temple Unity.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá. (1930). Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas, Volume III. New York: Bahá’í Publishing Committee.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá. (1954). Some answered questions. Wilmette, IL.: Bahá’í Publishing Trust.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá. (1971). Foundations of world unity.Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá. (1975). The secret of divine civilization, 3rd ed. Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust.

Bahá’u’lláh. (1971). Gleanings from the writings of Bahá’u’lláh.Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust.

Bahá’u’lláh. (1988). Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas. Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust.

Bahá’u’lláh & ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. (1971). Bahá’í world faith. Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust.

Bahá’u’lláh, Bab, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, 1970. Bahá’í prayers. Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust.

Clarken, R. (1998). Bahá’í Teachings on Education. Unpublished manuscript.

Effendi, S. (1932, June). Bahá’í Summer Schools. Bahá’í News.

Effendi, S. (1941). The Local Spiritual Assembly. Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust.

Effendi, S. (1947, December). Bahá’í News, 202, 3.

Effendi, S. (1948, August). Excerpts from letter of the Guardian to assemblies and individual believers, Baha’i News, p. 210-213.

Effendi, S. (1948a, November). Letters from the Guardian. Bahá’í News. 2-3.

Effendi, S. (1949, December). Bahá’í News, 266, 2.

Effendi, S. (1955). World order of Bahá’u’lláh. Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust.

Effendi, S. (1968). Bahá’í Administration. Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust.

Effendi, S. (1969). The advent of divine justice, Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust.

National Bahá’í Education Task Force. (1998). Foundations for a spiritual education: Research of the Bahá’í writings. Wilmette, IL: National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States.

National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States. (1973). Bahá’í youth: A compilation.Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust.

Jordan, D. & Streets, D. (1972, Spring). The Anisa model. World Order, 21-30.

Kalinowski, M. & Jordan, D. (1973, Summer). Being and becoming: The Anisa theory of development." World Order, pp. 17-26.

Kolstoe, J. (1985). Consultation. Oxford: George Ronald.

Research Department of the Universal House of Justice (Eds.). (1977). Bahá’í education. Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust.

Research Department of the Universal House of Justice (Eds.). (1980). Consultation. Thornhill, Ontario: Bahá’í Canada Publications.

Rost, H. (1969). Possible Nature and Establishment of Bahá’í Universities and Colleges Based Upon Study of Bahá’í Literature, Vermillion, SD: University of South Dakota.

Streets, D. and Jordan, D. (1973, Summer). Guiding the process of becoming: The Anisa theories of curriculum and teaching, World Order, 29-40.