Madrasa Education and Reform in Pakistan

Madrasa Education and Reform in Pakistan

Madrasas, or traditional Islamic schools, have had a distinct and rich history.

Author: Mohammad Waqas Sajjad

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3844311157

Category: Islamic religious education

Page: 56

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Madrasas, or traditional Islamic schools, have had a distinct and rich history. However, their current roles in Pakistan have been limited to studies based on terrorism and focusing on curriculum reforms. This study argues for more contextual reform processes that accept the institutions as traditional and conservative, and instead of 'secularizing' them, aim to use their social and educational roles. Madrasas then need to be seen as part of an overall educational system in the country that has failed to provide quality of content and universal literacy. Any reform process needs to take this reality into account, and involve the religious leaders of the community in order to be successful and reap the benefits of a centuries- old institution.
Categories: Islamic religious education

Madrasas in South Asia

Madrasas in South Asia

Government policies to modernize and ‘pacify’ madrasas have been precipitous and mostly inadequate. This book discusses the educational system of madrasas in South Asia.

Author: Jamal Malik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134107636

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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After 9/11, madrasas have been linked to international terrorism. They are suspected to foster anti-western, traditionalist or even fundamentalist views and to train al-Qaeda fighters. This has led to misconceptions on madrasa-education in general and its role in South Asia in particular. Government policies to modernize and ‘pacify’ madrasas have been precipitous and mostly inadequate. This book discusses the educational system of madrasas in South Asia. It gives a contextual account of different facets of madrasa education from historical, anthropological, theological, political and religious studies perspectives. Some contributions offer recommendations on possible – and necessary – reforms of religious educational institutions. It also explores the roots of militancy and sectarianism in Pakistan, as well as its global context. Overall, the book tries to correct misperceptions on the role of madrasas, by providing a more balanced discussion, which denies neither the shortcomings of religious educational institutions in South Asia nor their important contributions to mass education.
Categories: Political Science

Reforms in Islamic Education

Reforms in Islamic Education

Nonetheless, whether or not madrasas are on a par with other education
institutes, one cannot undermine the influence of the labour market on ... Almost
all the reform attempts in Pakistani madrasas involve the following suggested
reforms.

Author: Charlene Tan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441177551

Category: Education

Page: 264

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In recent times, there has been intense global interest on and scrutiny of Islamic education. In reforming Islamic schools, what are the key actions initiated and are they contested or negotiated by and among Muslims? This edited collection brings together leading scholars to explore current reforms in Islamic schools. Drawing together international case studies, Reforms in Islamic Education critically discusses the reforms, considering the motivations for them, nature of them and perceptions and experiences of people affected by them. The contributors also explore the tensions, resistance, contestations and negotiations between Muslims and non-Muslims, and among Muslims, in relation to the reforms. Highlighting the need to understand and critique reforms in Islamic schools within broad historical, political and socio-cultural contexts, this book is a valuable resource for academics, policymakers and educators.
Categories: Education

Education Reform in Pakistan

Education Reform in Pakistan

In April 2010, the eighteenth constitutional amendment committed Pakistan to free and compulsory education for all children between the ages of five and sixteen.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:881691543

Category: Education

Page: 32

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In April 2010, the eighteenth constitutional amendment committed Pakistan to free and compulsory education for all children between the ages of five and sixteen. Yet, millions are still out of school, and the education system remains alarmingly impoverished. The madrasa (religious school) sector flourishes, with no meaningful efforts made to regulate the seminaries, many of which propagate religious and sectarian hatred. Militant violence and natural disasters have exacerbated the dismal state of education. Earthquakes and floods have destroyed school buildings in Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Punjab, disrupting the education of hundreds of thousands of children. Militant jihadi groups have destroyed buildings, closed girls' schools and terrorised parents into keeping daughters at home; their attacks made global headlines with the shooting of schoolgirl and education activist Malala Yousafzai in October 2012. The public education system needs to foster a tolerant citizenry, capable of competing in the labour market and supportive of democratic norms within the country and peace with the outside world.
Categories: Education

The Madrasa in Asia

The Madrasa in Asia

This volume presents an overview of the madrasas in countries such as China, Indonesia, Malayisia, India and Pakistan."--Publisher description.

Author: Farish A. Noor

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053567104

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

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Summary: "Since the rise of the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the traditional Islamic schools known as the madrasa have frequently been portrayed as hotbeds of terrorism. For much longer, the madrasa has been considered by some as a backward and petrified impediment to social progress. However, for an important segment of the poor Muslim populations of Asia, madrasas constitute the only accessible form of education. This volume presents an overview of the madrasas in countries such as China, Indonesia, Malayisia, India and Pakistan."--Publisher description.
Categories: Political Science

Muslim Education in the 21st Century

Muslim Education in the 21st Century

Madrasas medieval and modern: Politics, education, and the problem of Muslim
identity. In Robert W. Hefner and Muhammad ... In Robert M. Hathaway (Ed.),
Education Reform in Pakistan: Buildingfor the Future (pp. 15–31). Washington,
DC: ...

Author: Sa’eda Buang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317815006

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Muslim Education in the 21st Century reinvestigates the current state of affairs in Muslim education in Asia whilst at the same time paying special attention to Muslim schools’ perception of educational changes and the reasons for such changes. It highlights and explores the important question of whether the Muslim school has been reinventing itself in the field of pedagogy and curriculum to meet the challenges of the 21st century education. It interrogates the schools whose curriculum content carry mostly the subject of religion and Islam as its school culture. Typologically, these include state-owned or privately-run madrasah or dayah in Aceh, Indonesia; pondok, traditional Muslim schools largely prevalent in the East Malaysian states and Indonesia; pesantren, Muslim boarding schools commonly found in Indonesia; imam-khatip schools in Turkey, and other variations in Asia. Contributed by a host of international experts, Muslim Education in the 21st Century focuses on how Muslim educators strive to deal with the educational contingencies of their times and on Muslim schools’ perception of educational changes and reasons for such changes. It will be of great interest to anyone interested in Asian and Muslim education.
Categories: Education

Religion in Development

Religion in Development

In contrast to this embrace of internal reform , in many Muslim countries
madrasas have actively resisted state - led attempts at curricular reforms . This
resistance encompasses the tensions inherent in the religious and the secular
notions of education and ideal learning . ... The madrasa leadership in Pakistan ,
for instance , has actively resisted the USA - sponsored madrasa reform
programme initiated ...

Author: Séverine Deneulin

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124154597

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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This timely new book expertly explores the treatment of religion in the evolution of development thought. The book argues that development theory and practice needs to rewrite its dominant script regarding its treatment of religion, a script which has so far been heavily inscribed in the secular tradition. In addition to providing a conceptual framework for analyzing the role of religion in development, the book provides numerous empirical examples drawn from the Christian and Islamic religious traditions. This comprehensive new guide to this key issue is essential for students, development thinkers and practitioners who wish to understand better the role that religion plays in development processes and outcomes.
Categories: Political Science

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

We want to help him achieve his on education reform . We had a — as ...
Education Reform in Pakistan President Musharraf . ... This is the jihad that we on
the madrasa school issue in Pakistan . are engaged now and we have initiated .
One of ...

Author: United States. President

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210019592888

Category: Presidents

Page:

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"Containing the public messages, speeches, and statements of the President", 1956-1992.
Categories: Presidents

Pakistan 2005

Pakistan 2005

Madrasas registered with the Pakistan Madrasas Education Board are given
preference in distribution of zakat scholarships granted by the Ministry of
Religious Affairs . It is ultimately the madrasa teachers who will effect ( or prevent
) reform ...

Author: Charles Henry Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131247384

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

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Pakistan 2005 provides a readily accessible overview of current politics, foreign policy and economic issues which face one of Asia's most rapidly-growing and important nation-states. The volume contains eight essays crafted by some of the best-known specialists in the region. It is aimed at the non-specialist audience although academics and policy-makers will find the volume useful.
Categories: Business & Economics

Oriyen al K laj Maigz n

Oriyen   al K  laj Maigz  n

( i ) Traditionalism Madrasa education in vogue in Pakistan believes in strictly
following the course of action adopted in ... fit in the mainstream life but also are
able to run the state and can reform the Pakistani society according to Islamic
tenets .

Author: University of the Punjab. Oriental College

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066178479

Category: Asia

Page:

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Categories: Asia

Rethinking Madrasah Education in a Globalised World

Rethinking Madrasah Education in a Globalised World

This book offers glimpses into the reform process at work through contemporary examples in selected countries.

Author: Mukhlis Abu Bakar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351730525

Category: Education

Page: 276

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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.
Categories: Education

Education Reform in Pakistan

Education Reform in Pakistan

The Pakistan Madrasah Education Board would function better if it had a
permanent chairman and secretary , who are ... Presently , the administrative
authority and the funding for reform of Islamic education belong to different
ministries .

Author: Shahid Javed Burki

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122669661

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Washington seems to be in a season of worrying--some might say "obsessing"--About the education system in Pakistan. The 9/11 Commission, whose final report has become a fixture on the bestseller lists, has highlighted the links between international terrorism and Pakistan's religious seminaries, or "madaris", and recommended that the United States support Pakistani efforts to improve the quality of the education it offers its young. The The American government, with the U.S. Agency for International Development as the lead agency, plans to spend tens of millions of dollars this year alone on primary education and literacy programs in Pakistan. The international donor community has been active on this front for decades, but has significantly expanded its activities in recent years. But most of all, Pakistanis themselves have raised the alarm and encouraged this newfound interest in their schools. This volume explores an issue that Pakistanis themselves have identified as vital to their national well-being. Essays include: (1) Educating the Pakistani Masses (Shahid Javed Burki); (2) Education, Employment and Economic Development in Pakistan (Ishrat Husain); (3) Challenges in the Education Sector in Pakistan (Salman Shah); (4) Reform in Higher Education in Pakistan (Grace Clark); (5) Against the Tide: Role of The Citizens Foundation in Pakistani Education (Ahsan Saleem); (6) Reasons for Rage: Reflections on the Education System of Pakistan with Special Reference to English (Tariq Rahman); (7) Education Sector Reforms in Pakistan: Demand Generation as an Alternative Recipe (Jonathan Mitchell, Salman Humayun, and Irfan Muzaffar); (8) Report for Congress on Education Reform in Pakistan; (9) Education in Pakistan and the World Bank's Program (Michelle Riboud); (10) The Punjab Education Sector Reform Program 2003-2006; (11) Pakistan's Recent Experience in Reforming Islamic Education (Christopher Candland); and (12) Pakistan: Reforming the Education Sector. An introduction by Robert M. Hathaway is included. Individual papers contain tables, charts, notes and references.
Categories: Education

Beyond Madrasas

Beyond Madrasas

Increasing educational attainment is likely to reduce conflict risk, especially in countries like Pakistan that have very low levels of primary and secondary school enrollment.

Author: Rebecca Winthrop

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:650080488

Category: Education and state

Page: 62

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Increasing educational attainment is likely to reduce conflict risk, especially in countries like Pakistan that have very low levels of primary and secondary school enrollment. Education quality, relevance and content also have a role to play in mitigating violence. Education reform must therefore be a higher priority for all stakeholders interested in a more peaceful and stable Pakistan. Debate within the country about education reform should not be left only to education policymakers and experts, but ought to figure front and center in national dialogues about how to foster security. The price of ignoring Pakistan's education challenges is simply too great in a country where half the population is under the age of 17. There has been much debate concerning the roots of militancy in Pakistan, and multiple factors clearly come into play. One risk factor that has attracted much attention both inside Pakistan and abroad is the dismal state of the national education sector. Despite recent progress, current school attainment and literacy levels remain strikingly low, as does education spending. The Pakistani education sector, like much of the country's public infrastructure, has been in decline over recent decades. The question of how limited access to quality education may contribute to militancy in Pakistan is more salient now than ever, given the rising national and international security implications of continued violence. -- Overview (p.1).
Categories: Education and state

Reports on Islamic Education and Madrasah Education in Bengal 1861 1977

Reports on Islamic Education and Madrasah Education in Bengal  1861 1977

Part II , Calcutta , 1931 Report of the Advisory Committee for Madrasah Education
, East Bengal , 1956 Report of the A ... Reconstruction Committee , 1949 - - 52
Report of the Educational Reforms Commission , East Pakistan , 1957 Report of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034554785

Category: Education

Page:

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Categories: Education

Reforms in Islamic Education

Reforms in Islamic Education

In reforming Islamic schools, what are the key actions initiated and are they contested or negotiated by and among Muslims? This edited collection brings together leading scholars to explore current reforms in Islamic schools.

Author: Charlene Tan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441146175

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 293

In recent times, there has been intense global interest on and scrutiny of Islamic education. In reforming Islamic schools, what are the key actions initiated and are they contested or negotiated by and among Muslims? This edited collection brings together leading scholars to explore current reforms in Islamic schools. Drawing together international case studies, Reforms in Islamic Education critically discusses the reforms, considering the motivations for them, nature of them and perceptions and experiences of people affected by them. The contributors also explore the tensions, resistance, contestations and negotiations between Muslims and non-Muslims, and among Muslims, in relation to the reforms. Highlighting the need to understand and critique reforms in Islamic schools within broad historical, political and socio-cultural contexts, this book is a valuable resource for academics, policymakers and educators.
Categories: Education

The Rational Believer

The Rational Believer

In The Rational Believer, Masooda Bano draws on rich interview, ethnographic, and survey data, as well as fieldwork conducted in madrasas throughout the country to explore the network of Pakistani madrasas.

Author: Masooda Bano

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801464331

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Islamic schools, or madrasas, have been accused of radicalizing Muslims and participating, either actively or passively, in terrorist networks since the events of 9/11. In Pakistan, the 2007 siege by government forces of Islamabad’s Red Mosque and its madrasa complex, whose imam and students staged an armed resistance against the state for its support of the "war on terror," reinforced concerns about madrasas’ role in regional and global jihad. By 2006 madrasas registered with Pakistan’s five regulatory boards for religious schools enrolled over one million male and 200,000 female students. In The Rational Believer, Masooda Bano draws on rich interview, ethnographic, and survey data, as well as fieldwork conducted in madrasas throughout the country to explore the network of Pakistani madrasas. She maps the choices and decisions confronted by students, teachers, parents, and clerics and explains why available choices make participation in jihad appear at times a viable course of action. Bano's work shows that beliefs are rational and that religious believers look to maximize utility in ways not captured by classical rational choice. She applies analytical tools from the New Institutional Economics to explain apparent contradictions in the madrasa system—for example, how thousands of young Pakistani women now demand the national adoption of traditional sharia law, despite its highly restrictive limits on female agency, and do so from their location in Islamic schools for girls that were founded only a generation ago.
Categories: Social Science

Index Islamicus

Index Islamicus

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079954106

Category: Africa, North

Page:

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A bibliography of books and index of articles in periodicals on Islam and the Muslim world. Also includes reviews.
Categories: Africa, North

Report January August 1959

Report  January August  1959

Pakistan. Commission on National Education. CHAPTER 20 MAKTAB AND
MADRASA EDUCATION . . . 1 . The Madrasas , Makatib , and Dar - ul - Ulums are
a continuation of a traditional system of education with the restricted aim of
teaching Islamic subjects . The main emphasis is on ... This reform was adopted
by a large ...

Author: Pakistan. Commission on National Education

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023108171

Category: Education

Page: 370

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Categories: Education

Muslim Education Quarterly

Muslim Education Quarterly

In 1967 , a new education policy was published — “ The Nur Khan Report ” as it
came to be known — which advocated the inculcation of Islamic values as an ...
Education Sector Reforms Action plan 2001 - 2004 . ... The President of Pakistan
also promulgated an order establishing the Pakistan Madrasah Education Board
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000092722911

Category: Islamic education

Page:

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Categories: Islamic education

Decade of Reforms 1958 1968

Decade of Reforms  1958 1968

East Pakistan (Pakistan). ... MEDICAL EDUCATION On independence , East
Pakistan inherited only one ... 29.672 4.50 3.600 Technical Education 35.70
25.876 5.10 6.538 15.00 9.195 Colleges Univeristies Scholarships Madrasah
Education ...

Author: East Pakistan (Pakistan). Information Department

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C025215397

Category: Bangladesh

Page: 173

View: 659

Categories: Bangladesh