Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
Charlene Tan is Associate Professor at the Policy and Leadership Studies Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors
Introduction, Charlene Tan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Part I: Historical Perspectives of Islamic Education
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 of Islamic Education
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: A study of 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, (Södertörn University, Sweden)
12. Childrens Literature: Effective Means of Islamic Education in Iran, Maryam Serajiantehrani (University of Cambridge, UK)