Why is there a need to rethink madrasah education? What is the positioning of Muslims in contemporary society, and how are they prepared? What is the role of the ulama in the reform process? This book explores these questions from the perspective of madrasah education and analyses curricular and pedagogic innovations in Islamic faith-based education in response to the changing place of Islam in a globalised world. It argues for the need for madrasahs to reconceptualise education for Muslim children. Specifically, it explores the problems and challenges that come with new knowledge, biotechnological advancement and societal transformation facing Muslims, and to identify the processes towards reformation that impinge on the philosophies (both Western and Islamic), religious traditions and spirituality, learning principles, curriculum, and pedagogy. This book offers glimpses into the reform process at work through contemporary examples in selected countries.

chapter |14 pages


part I|87 pages

Social, political and cultural contexts

chapter 4|11 pages

Modernising madrasah education

The Singapore ‘national’ and the global

chapter 5|26 pages

Muslim schools in Britain

Between mobilisation and incorporation

part II|89 pages

Curriculum and pedagogy

chapter 6|13 pages

Reconceptualising madrasah education

Towards a radicalised imaginary

chapter 7|17 pages

Developing Shakhsiyah Islamiyah 1

Personalised character education for British Muslims

chapter 9|22 pages

Integrated and holistic madrasah education curriculum

The Singapore madrasah model

chapter 10|18 pages

The Islamic Studies education curriculum of Malaysian national schools

A study of its philosophy and content

part III|73 pages

Issues in educational reforms

chapter 11|15 pages

Policy borrowing in madrasah education

The Singapore experience

chapter 12|18 pages

Curriculum reform in the Indonesian madrasah

The position of madrasah in the post-independence education system

chapter 14|9 pages

Reform in madrasah education

The South African experience