Reforms in Islamic Education

Reforms in Islamic Education: International Perspectives

by Charlene Tan

Charlene Tan is Associate Professor at the Policy and Leadership Studies Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2014
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    978-1-4411-0134-1 (hardback)

    978-1-4411-4617-5 (epub)

    978-1-4725-9325-2 (online)
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    First edition
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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.