Towards an Islamic Curriculum Principles and Issues
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Author : Rosnani Hashim

ISBN : 9789674910044

Publisher : IIUM Press

Year : 2019

Pages : 320

Many books have been written on the principles of curriculum, its foundations, theories, designs, practices and issues. However, these curriculum foundations and theories are largely based on Western ideas knowledge whose foundations is liberal and secular. Although knowledge has been variously classified by great Muslim scholars, there is a dearth of curriculum texts based on the Islamic epistemological framework. This book was written to fill this vacuum. The first part discusses the principles and philosophical foundations of an Islamic education curriculum, and then moves on to deal with the problems of liberal and secular education, focusing specifically on dualistic educational systems that have beleaguered Muslim nations worldwide. As a resolution, several curriculum models of higher education are examined. The second part examines the issues with traditional teaching methods applied in Muslim education in light of globalization. The curriculum of teacher education and Islamic Studies programs are evaluated. The third part discusses the necessity of reclaiming Islam’s pragmatism and reviving philosophy and philosophical inquiry in Islamic education as a prerequisite for the advancement of critical and creative thinking. Finally, the fourth part examines in depth the identity issues affecting Muslims as minorities in multicultural settings, and the nature and role of women education vis-à-vis men education. The objectives of the book will have been attained if readers reach a better understanding of the principles and issues, and are moved to act and transform Islamic education.