Madrasah Education in Secular, Modern and Multicultural Singapore: Challenges and Reform

TSAQAFAH

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Title Madrasah Education in Secular, Modern and Multicultural Singapore: Challenges and Reform
 
Creator Helmiati, Helmiati; UIN Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau
 
Subject Challenges, Islamic education, Knowledge-Based Economy, Madrasah Education, Reform, Singapore
 
Description Madrasah education has become a major concern for Singapore government due to the characteristic of Singapore as a secular, modern and pluralist state, coupled with the government’s deep-seated anxiety whether the Islamic school graduates can contribute to national economy and integrate into national cohesion. This article aims at exploring the challenges and reform of madrasah education within the secular, modern and multicultural state. Collecting data from official documents and websites, literature review, and interviews, this study is qualitative in which some data and relevant literatures have been presented and analyzed. It finds that madrasah education has constantly been perceived in a negative nuance due to its ineffective contribution to the knowledge-based economy. The orthodox and conservative education system in the Islamic institution of education is also viewed to hinder Singapore’s racial and religious cohesion. These then force Muslims to reform the Muslim school by changing orientation, revamping the system, improving quality, instilling national cohesion and fundraising. This study implies that reformation in Islamic education would be successful by innovatively negotiating the pressures that national politics and rule present and appealing to the identity and aspiration of local society.
 
Publisher Universitas Darussalam Gontor
 
Contributor LPPM UIN Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau
 
Date 2021-10-11
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://ejournal.unida.gontor.ac.id/index.php/tsaqafah/article/view/5715
10.21111/tsaqafah.v17i1.5715
 
Source TSAQAFAH; Vol 17, No 1 (2021): Islamic Education
2460-0008
1411-0334
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ejournal.unida.gontor.ac.id/index.php/tsaqafah/article/view/5715/9481
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 TSAQAFAH
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0
 

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