Muslim Education in the 21st Century
Edited by Sa’eda Buang, Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew
To Be Published December 1st 2013 by Routledge – 224 pages
While this book invites readers to reinvestigate the current state of affairs in Muslim education in Asia, it also pays special attention to Muslim schools’ perception of educational changes and reasons for such changes. Another important question that this book hopes to highlight is: Has the Muslim school been reinventing itself in the field of pedagogy and curriculum to meet the challenges of the 21st century education? Muslim schools here refer to schools whose curriculum content carry mostly religious subjects and Islam as its school culture. Typologically, it includes state-owned or privately-run madrasah or dayah in Aceh, Indonesia; pondok, traditional Muslim schools largely prevalent in the East Malaysian states and Indonesia; pesantren, Muslim boarding schoolscommonly found in Indonesia; imam-khatip schools in Turkey, and other variations in Asia.
The nature of Islamic religious education in a number of settings makes this a useful reference text for any reader interested in religious education. - Professor Dr Maya David Nee Khemlani, University of Malaya
A fascinating insight into religious education. This book travels the Islamic world in Asia with educational and cultural politics interlaced. - Emeritus Professor Raj Brown, Royal Holloway University of London
1. Towards Educational Changes in Qwami Madrassahs in Bangladesh Ali Riaz 2. Modernising Islamic Schools in China Ke-jia Ding & Charlene Tan 3. From Jingtang Education to Arabic School: Muslim Education in Yunnan Ma Xuefeng 4. Pendidikan Islami (Islamic education): Reformulating a New Curriculum for Muslim Schools in Aceh, Indonesia Eka Srimulyani & Sa’eda Buang 5. The Hikmah (wisdom) Program: A Philosophical Inquiry for the Teaching of Islamic Education in Malaysian Classrooms Suhailah Hussien & Rosnani Hashim 6. Madrasas, Modernity and Metamorphosis: Educational Change in Pakistan Shiraz Thobani 7. Teens aL.I.V.E.: The teaching of Sadaqah (giving of alms) Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew 8. Curriculum Reformulation During the Modernization of Religious Education in Turkey Seyfi Kenan 9. Pedagogical innovations and efforts to reinvent 'old' pedagogy in the Muslim schools in Russia Aelita Miniyanova
Sa’eda Buang is a Senior Lecturer with the Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew is an Associate Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.