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Islamic Education in Malaysia: A Study of History and Development

Ishak, Mohd. Shuhaimi and Abdullah @ Chuah Hock Leng, Osman (2013) Islamic Education in Malaysia: A Study of History and Development. Religious Education, 108 (3). pp. 298-311. ISSN 0034-4087

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Abstract Before independence, the British promoted a Malay vernacular education with some form of Islamic education. This gave rise to what is popularly known as the dichotomy of education into secular and religious streams. The Malaysian government later made an effort for the reintroduction of Islamic education and in the 1970s implemented the New Economic Policy. Under the policy, the government realized the importance of Islamic education in affirming Malay hegemony. The study attempts to shed light on the variety of forms, patterns, and evolutionary trends of Islamic education and hopefully present a more subtle picture of the Malaysian Islamic education.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4676/33250
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic Education, Malaysia, Study of History, Development
Subjects: L Education > LA History of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1555 Elementary or public school education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Shuhaimi Ishak
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2013 14:29
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2013 14:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33250

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