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ERIC Number: ED523392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 142
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4331-1204-1
Conceptions of Islamic Education: Pedagogical Framings. Global Studies in Education. Volume 3
Waghid, Yusef
Peter Lang New York
"Conceptions of Islamic Education: Pedagogical Framings" argues that "madaris" (Muslim schools) cannot exclusively be held responsible for the cultivation of extremism. Islamic education can most appropriately be framed according to three interrelated concepts: "tarbiyyah" (rearing or nurturing), "ta'lim" (learning/ instruction), and "ta'dib" (good action). These three phenomena are explored along the lines of a minimalist-maximalist continuum that guides practices and institutions differently. A minimalist understanding of Islamic education does not necessarily produce uncritical citizens, but a maximalist understanding engenders an ethical democratic community and cosmopolitan beings concerned about their responsibility towards others. By looking specifically at South African Muslim schools, "Conceptions of Islamic Education" undermines the misconception that such schools perpetuate Islamic radicalism. The following chapters are contained in this book: (1) Conceptions of Islamic education; (2) Islamic education and practices; (3) Islamic educational institutions; (4) Towards maximalist notions of Islamic education; (5) Islamic education and cosmopolitanism; and (6) Towards a "madrassah" imaginary: Cultivating a maximalist view of Islamic education. A bibliography is also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa