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Inculcating Islamic values in teaching western short stories to Muslim learners

Othman, Khairiah and Engku Ibrahim, Engku Haliza and Muhamad, Ainon Jariah and Sarudin, Isarji (2011) Inculcating Islamic values in teaching western short stories to Muslim learners. In: Language studies in the Muslim world. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 83-111. ISBN 9789670225234

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Muslim scholars advocate that Islamic values should be inculcated in every discipline. English language teaching is no exception as it has been infused with the values of the West, as reflected in Western instructional materials. This is inevitable as language is a carrier of culture and therefore, language and culture are intertwined and inseparable. This study was conducted to investigate Muslim teachers’ inculcation of Islamic values in the teaching of Western short stories. Data were collected using document analysis, interviews and classroom observations. The findings of the study indicated five recurring themes employed by Muslim teachers in teaching these texts to Muslim students. The teachers highlighted unIslamic practices, used Islamic concepts and Islamic Arabic terms, related the texts to stories of the prophets, discussed current Muslim related issues and finally, made references to the Quranic verses and Hadith. This paper has implications for theory, practice and policy. Keywords: English Language Teaching, Muslim learners, Western texts, Islamic values

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 2043/1381 - Book call no. P51 L287N 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords: English language teaching, muslim learners, western texts, islamic values
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (principles and practices)
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD)
Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Depositing User: Dr Khairiah Othman
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 11:42
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2020 15:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1381

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