Rethinking Madrasah Education in a Globalised World

Rethinking Madrasah Education in a Globalised World

by Mukhlis Abu Bakar

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Why is there a need to rethink madrasah education? What is the positioning of Muslims in contemporary society, and how are they prepared? What is the role of the ulama in the reform process? This book explores these questions from the perspective of madrasah education and analyses curricular and pedagogic innovations in Islamic faith-based education in response to the changing place of Islam in a globalised world. It argues for the need for madrasahs to reconceptualise education for Muslim children. Specifically, it explores the problems and challenges that come with new knowledge, biotechnological advancement and societal transformation facing Muslims, and to identify the processes towards reformation that impinge on the philosophies (both Western and Islamic), religious traditions and spirituality, learning principles, curriculum, and pedagogy. This book offers glimpses into the reform process at work through contemporary examples in selected countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351730525
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/06/2017
Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 276
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Mukhlis Abu Bakar is Associate Professor at the Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Table of Contents


Introduction (Mukhlis Abu Bakar)


1. Challenges to madrasah education in contemporary Muslim societies (Noor Aisha Abdul Rahman)
2. State, community and madrasah reform in India (Arshad Alam)
3. Resistance to reform? The Pakistani madaris in historical and political perspective (Christopher Candland)
4. Modernising madrasah education: The Singapore ‘national’ and the global (S. Gopinathan)
5. Muslim schools in Britain: Between mobilisation and incorporation (Nasar Meer and Damian Breen)


6. Reconceptualising madrasah education: Towards a radicalised imaginary (Yusef Waghid)
7. Developing Shakhṣiyah Islāmīyah: Personalised character education for British Muslims (Farah Ahmed and Tahreem Sabir)
8. Integrating an Islamic Studies curriculum in both religious and secular classrooms in an American school (Habeeb Quadri)
9. Integrated and holistic Islamic education curriculum: The Singapore madrasah model (Farah Mahamood Aljunied and Albakri Ahmad)
10. The Islamic Studies education curriculum of Malaysian national schools: A study of its philosophy and content (Rosnani Hashim)


11. Policy borrowing in madrasah education: The Singapore experience (Charlene Tan and Diwi Binti Abbas)
12. Curriculum reform in the Indonesian madrasah: The position of madrasah in the post-independence’s education system (Raihani)
13. Development of Madrasah Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Dina Sijamhodžić-Nadarević)
14. Reform in madrasah education: The South Africa experience (Yusef Waghid)
15. Madrasah education and Muslim communities in Hong Kong (Wai-Yip Ho)

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