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ERIC Number: ED560669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 174
ISSN: ISSN-2348-3156
Schooling Options for Muslim Children Living in Muslim-Minority Countries--A Thematic Literature Review
Musharraf, Muhammad Nabeel; Nabeel, Fatima Bushra
Online Submission, International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research v3 n4 p29-62 Oct-Dec 2015
Islamic education of children is a common problem faced by Muslims living in western, European and other developed countries as minority. It can be due to a number of factors such as unavailability of Islamic schools at a particular location, lack of enough number of students to warrant opening a full-fledged Islamic school, curriculum legislated by governments which does not focus on Islamic education or does that in an inadequate manner (non-confessional or based on another faith), lack of integration between religious education and secular subjects, inability of parents to fund their child's education in Islamic school due to high tuition fees, perception that state or secular public schools would provide better education than Islamic schools etc. Purpose of this paper is to examine the schooling choices available to Muslim parents living in Muslim-minority countries and factors that govern parents' selection. This examination not only covers full-time schools but also the supplementary options (Sunday, Evening or Weekend schools). Sunday school concept is a centuries old concept which initiated to provide religious and literary education to children in England and gradually expanded to other parts of world. Muslim communities are also gradually embracing this concept but its development in most places is in infancy. In our analysis, we have reviewed a large body of knowledge and research on Islamic school and presented our synthesized findings with regards to functioning, applicability, sustainability, curriculum and other relevant aspects at Islamic schools in Muslim-minority countries.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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