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Reforms in Islamic Education : International Perspectives - Charlene Tan

Reforms in Islamic Education

International Perspectives

By: Charlene Tan (Editor)

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In recent times, there has been intense global interest on and scrutiny of Islamic education. In reforming Islamic schools, what are the key actions initiated and are they contested or negotiated by and among Muslims?

This edited collection brings together leading scholars to explore current reforms in Islamic schools. Drawing together international case studies, Reforms in Islamic Education critically discusses the reforms, considering the motivations for them, nature of them and perceptions and experiences of people affected by them. The contributors also explore the tensions, resistance, contestations and negotiations between Muslims and non-Muslims, and among Muslims, in relation to the reforms.

Highlighting the need to understand and critique reforms in Islamic schools within broad historical, political and socio-cultural contexts, this book is a valuable resource for academics, policymakers and educators.

The volume offers critical accounts of Islamic educational reforms in diverse contexts of the Muslim world. Various eminent scholars provide fresh and learned perspectives on the dynamics helpful in engaging with the principle, policy, and practice of reforms in Islamic education. Mohammad Talib, Lecturer, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK, and Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Fellow in the Anthropology of Muslim Societies, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK This volume of collected studies about some of the current debates about education across the World of Islam provides valuable insights into the diversity of Muslim opinion about such things as the aims, methods, content, logistics and ownership of Islamic Education. The fact that it surveys both Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts, and what are generally perceived as 'progressive' and 'conservative' education systems, greatly adds to its usefulness. -- Professor Hugh Goddard, Director of the HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World, University of Edinburgh This fine and balanced collection of essays makes an extremely valuable contribution to the growing field of studies on Islamic education. With an unusually broad and international authorship, this book captures some of the breadth and diversity of opinion on the history, aims and philosophy of education animating reforms in many parts of the Muslim world. This is essential reading for scholars working both inside and outside the field. -- Michael S. Merry, Professor of Philosophy of Education, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Anyone who has bothered to study contemporary Islamic education knows that it is anything but the monolithic caricature so frequently depicted in the popular press. It is complex, diverse, and dynamic. The essays contained in this volume offer valuable insight into the diverse reality that is contemporary Islamic education. -- Jeffrey Ayala Milligan, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, The Florida State University, USA This book is opportune in this age of globalization of Islamic educational institutions, and will convey appropriate information concerning educational reforms of Islamic education to Muslims as well as non-Muslims all over the World. The book covers different aspects of Islamic education and different geographical areas. -- Holger Daun, Professor, Institute of International Education, Department of Education, Stockholm University, Sweden

Acknowledgements Note on Contributors Introduction, Charlene Tan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Part I: Historical Perspectives 1. Islamic Educational Reform in Nineteenth-Century Egypt: Lessons for the Present, Indira Gesink (Baldwin Wallace University, USA) 2. Monarchical Autonomy and Societal Transformation: Twentieth-Century Reforms to Islamic Education in Morocco, Ann Wainscott (University of Florida, USA) Part II: Aims and Models of Islamic Education 3. Reforms in Islamic Education: A Global Perspective Seen from the Indonesian Case, Azyumardi Azra (Graduate School State Islamic University, Indonesia) 4. Madrasa Education Reform in Afghanistan, 2002-13: A Critique, Yahia Baiza (Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK) 5. Reforms in Pakistani Madrasahs: Voices from Within, Misbahur Rehman (University of Erfurt, Germany) 6. Breaking the Headscarf Ban in Secular Turkey: An Alternative Educational Establishment in Istanbul, Des Nagihan Haliloglu (Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Turkey) 7. Santichon Islamic School: A Model for Islamic Private School in Thailand, Srawut Aree (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand) Part III: Curriculum and Pedagogy 8. Reforming Madrasa Curriculum in an Era of Globalisation: The Singapore Case, Charlene Tan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and Hairon Salleh (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) 9. Transformative Islamic Education through a Transformative Pedagogy in Malaysia, Rosnani Hashim (International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia) 10. Citizenship Education: Muslim Students in Ten Islamic and State Secondary Schools in Britain, Nader Al-Refai (National Private School, Oman) and Christopher Bagley (University of Southampton, UK) 11. Singing and Music A Multifaceted and Controversial Aspect of Islamic Religious Education in Sweden, Jenny Berglund, (Sodertorn University, Sweden) 12. Children's Literature: Effective Means of Islamic Education in Iran, Maryam Serajiantehrani (Allameh Tabatabai University, Iran) Index

ISBN: 9781441101341
ISBN-10: 1441101349
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 24th April 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.45