Western Educational System-Confusion and The Islamic System of Education: An Analysis on the Implication of Educational Dualism in Nigeria and Malaysia

Abdulrrahman Abu Bakar, Tahir and Abdullah, Abdul Hakim (2015) Western Educational System-Confusion and The Islamic System of Education: An Analysis on the Implication of Educational Dualism in Nigeria and Malaysia. In: The 3rd Global Summit on Education GSE 2015, 9-10 March 2015, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

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Abstract

Prior to the Christian missionaries and euro-colonial adventurers in Nigeria and Malaysia, Islam was subsumed a complete way of life, and Islamic system of education was referred a holistic approach to learning, as was the case in the early ages of Islamic civilization. A dual system, spiritual and material approaches, were incidentally employed, each of which is an enemy to the other. The two systems have different approach to education and made unrelated provisions towards the development of mankind. The focus of Islamic education was on integrating individuals who are masters in their specializations and are equipped with fundamental values of Islam. Thus, the real purpose of man as an ‘abd’ (worshipper) and his natural role as Allah’s vicegerent (khalifatullah) on earth can be achieved. The newly imported system falls short as it focuses on physical wellbeing and the temporal life achievement, these systems has negatively impacted the individuals, family and the entire communal life. As such the Islamic education faces chronic challenges from different dimensions resulting from the amalgamation. This also created it continues collapse unconditionally. The paper will purposely describe the clear concept of Islamic education, its philosophy and the Western system. The paper will analyse the chronic nature and numerous implication of educational dualism on social and educational well-beings in both countries. The paper will also suggest recommendations to strategize efforts for the reformation of contents, methods and curriculum so as to plan for the real integrative system with balance policies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Contemporary Islamic Studies
Depositing User: AP Dr. Abdul Hakim Abdullah
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2015 01:38
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2015 01:38
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/3522

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