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Patterns of women's educational policy in Islamic countries: a comparison of Malaysia and Saudi Arabia educational system

Abdul Majid, Norazman and Jasmi, Kamarul Azmi (2005) Patterns of women's educational policy in Islamic countries: a comparison of Malaysia and Saudi Arabia educational system. In: International Seminar On Muslim Women: Future & Challenges In Shaping The Ummah, 02-03 April 2005, Sofitel Palm Resort, Senai Johor. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Education has been a major concern in all Islamic countries especially in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia. The level and pattern of female's participation in educational institutions very considerably among and within the various countries. The immediate and long-term educational strategies for both countries are very much influenced by their nationaldevelopment policies, particularly the countries's economics and sosial policies. Public education starting from elementary schools up to secondary school in the two countries is provided free by the government. Islam does not stop women from getting their educations up to the highest level. The development of women's education in these two Islamic countries has been shaped by many factors. The factors associated with the development of women's education in the two countries are religious beliefs, indigenous traditions of each country, historical events, socioeconomic level of family, and political ideology. An analysis of Saudi Arabia and Malaysia's women educational patterns will provide an understanding of the similarities and difference in practice in the two countries where the majority of the population is Muslim. It will also show how the people believe what Islam should be. Both countries have their own rich cultural traditions and Islamic heritage that to some extent have influenced the educational system and other spheres of lives of the population.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:women's educational
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions:Education
ID Code:41144
Deposited By: Dr. Kamarul Azmi Jasmi
Deposited On:22 Sep 2014 16:09
Last Modified:30 Aug 2017 15:57

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