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Revivalism in contemporary Islamic education in Malaysia: a case study of the International Islamic School

Hassan, Nor Jannah (2012) Revivalism in contemporary Islamic education in Malaysia: a case study of the International Islamic School. In: Muslim Revivalism In Contemporary Society. Muslim Studies Series (2). LEGAS, Toronto, Canada, pp. 95-118. ISBN 978-1-897493-37-3

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Abstract

The phenomena of Muslim parents feeling the need for alternative education for their children has been distinct in the last two decades. This trend may be associated to parents' increased Islamic awareness in lieu of the islah (reformation), tajdid (renewal) and ihya' (revival) movements in Malaysia and elsewhere. The International Islamic school (established in September 1998) is unique in that it is the first international Islamic school offering a more Islamically integrated education in Malaysia, arguably in the world as well. The chapter presents a detailed case study on the International Islamic School, examining its history, founding philosophy, vision and mission, its academic and non-academic curricula, and its problems and challenges. The chapter is written based on the author's twelve years of experiences and observations as an academic staff, an administrator and a parent of the school, as well as on the findings of a survey conducted in 2010, while the author was heading the school. The case study contributes to a better understanding of the standing of the school, which serves towards improving its services in the scheme of islah (reformation), tajdid (renewal) and ihya' (revival) of the Muslim ummah.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 8294/67193
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic revivalism, integration, Islamic education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1705 Education and training of teachers
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2801 School administration and organization
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC905 Islamic Education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (Effective: 5th Feb 2014)
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Nur Jannah / N.J. Hassan
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2018 09:38
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67193

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