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ERIC Number: EJ1039419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Islamic Education and Cosmopolitanism: A Philosophical Interlude
Waghid, Yusef
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v33 n3 p329-342 May 2014
This article takes a critical look at three conceptions of Islamic education. I argue that conceptions of Islamic education ought to be considered as existing on a minimalist-maximalist continuum, meaning that the concepts associated with Islamic education do not have a single meaning, but that meanings are shaped depending on the minimalist and maximalist conditions which constitute them, that is, "tarbiyyah" (nurturing), "ta`lim" (learning) and "ta`dib" (goodness). I then explore some liberal conceptions of cosmopolitanism, showing how these notions connect with meanings of Islamic education. Finally, I show how maximalist views of Islamic education connect with cosmopolitanism, while minimalist views of Islamic education seem to undermine the pursuit of cosmopolitanism.
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Language: English
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