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Foundational reform and Islamisation programme in the Malaysian education system

Othman, Noraini and Mohamad, Khairul Azmi (2012) Foundational reform and Islamisation programme in the Malaysian education system. Archives Des Sciences, 65 (8). pp. 40-51. ISSN 1661-464X

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Abstract

This paper intends to describe and analyze the process of education reform that has taken place in Malaysia. Islamization plays a major role in such reform. The approach is innovative and novel in nature. Historically, Malaysia was under the British colony and the British left a strong impact in the education system. Naturally the position of Islam was not in the priority list. The post-Independent era witnessed a strong demand by the Muslims that Islam should be embedded firmly in the Malaysian education system. This paper also analyze some of the foundational issues relevant to the reform. The concept and methodology of this reform was finally translated in the form of learning institutions. It seeks to harmonize between the Western and the Islamic traditions of knowledge. The success is far reaching and has a strong impact on human capital as well as knowledge society developments.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sciences
Subjects:Q Science
Divisions:Perdana School of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
ID Code:47003
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:22 Jun 2015 13:56
Last Modified:28 Sep 2017 12:18

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