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The quest for better economics graduates: reviving the pluralist approach in the case of the International Islamic University Malaysia

Mohd Amin, Ruzita and Haneef, Mohamed Aslam (2011) The quest for better economics graduates: reviving the pluralist approach in the case of the International Islamic University Malaysia. International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2 (1). pp. 96-113. ISSN 1757-5648 (print) , 1757-5656 (online)

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Abstract

This study examines the case of the Bachelor of Economics curriculum at the International Islamic University Malaysia regarding the extent of the practice of pluralism in the quest to create better graduates professionally competent and imbued with ethical values. We conclude that the programme provides a 'model of integration' of knowledge, motivated by ideological commitment to an Islamic view of education as a process to build personality and character via the provision of knowledge, skills and values. The programme shows the practice of 'permissive' pluralism in the early years, has reverted to a more standardised mainstream neoclassical curriculum. We also argue that adopting a pluralist position can actually contribute to the development of an Islamic economics alternative. Tracer studies have shown that the integration model is somewhat successful in producing qualified professionals, concomitantly imbued with ethical values of Islam

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 544/14754
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Ruzita Mohd Amin
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 20:37
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2012 11:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/14754

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