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ERIC Number: EJ1150120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
A Model for Islamic Education from Turkey: The Imam-Hatip Schools
Aslamaci, Ibrahim; Kaymakcan, Recep
British Journal of Religious Education, v39 n3 p279-292 2017
The aim of this article is to examine the Imam-Hatip schools and their basic features, the characteristic model of Islamic education in Turkey that was proposed as an alternative model for other Muslim countries during their "madrasa" reform movements in the aftermath of the September 11 events in the USA. In the continuation of the "madrasa" tradition during the Saljuki period under state supervision, along with the modernisation efforts in education since the late Ottoman period, these schools have been revitalised and adapted to the contemporary conditions of educational institutions. At the foundation of these schools, there lay a notion of reconciliation between the "traditional" and "modern". Throughout the years of the Turkish Republic, these schools have constantly become a controversial issue in terms of their number, structure, and student and alumni profiles. Especially after the opening process of the Turkish people and Turkish foreign policies to the world, the issue has become an international one since the 1980s. After the events of 11 September 2001, these schools were offered as an alternative model for "madrasas" in Muslim countries and therefore drew international attention to themselves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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