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
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.
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
Author: Charlene Tan
Publisher: A&C Black
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.
The incitement to religious and sectarian violence in the government curriculum
would be an appropriate place for curricular reform and peace education .
Madrasas reform may help to reduce , but will not eliminate violence in Pakistan .
Author: Charles Henry Kennedy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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.
This volume on Islamic scholarship provides new insights into the social and intellectual history of the complex learned culture in Muslim North India from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries, by analyzing popular and pietist, ...
Author: Jamal Malik
This volume on Islamic scholarship provides new insights into the social and intellectual history of the complex learned culture in Muslim North India from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries, by analyzing popular and pietist, traditionalist and reformist movements and institutions.
The Miseducation of the West : How schools and the Media Distort our
Understanding of the Islamic World . London : Praeger . ... Education Reform in
Pakistan . ... Madrasa Education in India : A Study of its Past and present .
Author: Saleem. H Ali
Publisher: Oxford University Press
An empirical study of madrassahs in Pakistan focusing on two case studies; Islamabad and southern Punjab. In addition, the book considers the questionable linkage between Islamic education and conflict from a theological as well as historical perspective. The author concludes with a clear set of policy recommendations for Muslim and non-Muslim constituents to reduce conflict escalation.
Development and Faith explores and highlights promising partnerships in the world between secular and faith development entities. It recounts the evolving history of relationships between faith and secular development institutions.
Author: Katherine Marshall
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Publisher's description: The faith and development nexus is both a promising new focus for secular development agencies and a historic reality: for centuries, world faiths and individuals inspired by their faith have played many roles in social change and social welfare. Secular development agencies have largely operated in parallel to the world of faith-motivated development. The World Bank began in the late 1990s to explore ways in which faith and development are connected. The issue was not and is not about religion, but about the recognition that some of &… Show Morethe best experts on development are faith leaders living and working in poor communities, where strong ties and moral authority give them unique experience and insight. The World Bank's goal is to act as a catalyst and convenor, bringing together development practitioners to find common ground, understand one another's efforts, and explore differences. Development and Faith explores and highlights promising partnerships in the world between secular and faith development entities. It recounts the evolving history of relationships between faith and secular development institutions. It focuses on the Millennium Development Goals as a common framework for action and an opportunity for new forms of collaboration and partnership.
... the Pakistani Government matters . We want to help him achieve his on
education reform . ... This is the jihad that we on the madrasa school issue in
Pakistan . are engaged now and we have initiated . One of the things that most
Author: United States. President
"Containing the public messages, speeches, and statements of the President", 1956-1992.
Is it the right way to reform madrasas ? ( Is the government successful in its aim to
reform madrasas ? ) It is uncertain that the government is successful in its aim or
not . What , do you think , is the difference between Indian and Pakistani ...
Madaris In India And Their System Of Education Has Always Been A Subject Of Discussion And Debate Foa A Long Time And A Host Researches Were Done On The Subject In The Past. Yet, The 9/11 Event Has Attracted The Attention Of Media Towards Madaris Worldwide. The Book The Madrasa Framework Is A Research Work Of Muhammad Sajid Qasmi. Being The Work Of A Madrasa Product The Book Ventures Into A Unique Theme Not Many Research Scholars Would Have The Conviction To Step Into. Contents Covers- 1. Why The Need Of Madrasa Education Arose? 2. Who Were The Protagonists Of This Education System? 3. Do The Subjects Taught At Arabic Madrasas Curriculum (If We Compare It With That Of Contemporary Education System Of Public And Government Schools); 5. The Difference Between The Subject Matter And Teaching Methodology Of The Two Systems (Madrasa And Modern School); 6. Student`S Background In Madrasas; 7. View Of Contemporary Educationists Regarding Madrasa Education.
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
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.
their worst fear and the clergy have successfully resisted government efforts to
reform. ... this reform package, Zia directed the University Grants Commission to
draw up criteria of equivalence for degrees and certificates for madrasa
Author: Heather Bolton
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Revised version of papers presented at an international conference held at New York during 11-13 April 2003.
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
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.
Musharraf und seine Berater glaubten , durch eine Reform der Madrasa deren
Modernisierung zu erreichen . ... die einem neuen Gremium , dem Pakistan
Madrasa Education Board ( PMEB ) untergeordnet wurden , für die zunächst 30
Author: Hans-Georg Ebert
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Der von der Gesellschaft für Arabisches und Islamisches Recht veröffentlichte Band beinhaltet Beiträge, die auf den Tagungen der Gesellschaft 2002 und 2001 gehalten wurden. Im ersten Abschnitt werden Geschichte, Prinzipien und Besonderheiten von Rechtsgutachten (fatāwā) behandelt. Die aktuelle Relevanz dieser Rechtsgutachten resultiert auch aus veränderten Möglichkeiten ihrer Erschließung (Internet, CD-ROM). Der zweite Abschnitt beschäftigt sich mit juristischen und politischen Problemen Pakistans. Nicht zuletzt infolge der Ereignisse des 11. Septembers 2001 beeinflussen die Entwicklungen in Pakistan die islamische und arabische Welt und stehen im Interesse einer breiten Öffentlichkeit. Im dritten Abschnitt werden islamisch-rechtliche Positionen im Hinblick auf den Schutz geistigen Eigentums dargestellt. Der Band enthält Beiträge in verschiedenen Sprachen.
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
Author: Shahid Javed Burki
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.