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Revisiting Islamic education: the case of Indonesia

Mohd Roslan Mohd Nor (Department of Islamic History and Civilization, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Maksum Malim (Department of Islamic History and Civilization, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Journal for Multicultural Education

ISSN: 2053-535X

Article publication date: 4 November 2014

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to attempt to examine the aims and objectives outlined in the formation of Islamic education in Indonesia. This study also looks at the development of Islamic education in general and the various approaches taken by the Indonesian Government.

Design/methodology/approach

This study has mainly used a library research methodology. The data relevant to the study were collected and analysed by using an analytical approach.

Findings

The study found that there is a significant contribution from the Ministry in formulation of Islamic Education policy in Indonesia.

Originality/value

Indonesia is the largest Muslim majority country in the world. Islamic education in Indonesia has been around for a long time. In modern days, many have tried to study on Islamic education in terms of philosophy and objectives to be achieved. This study addresses the Islamic education in Indonesia; hence, it provides values for readers, researchers and those who are involved in future studies of this country.

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Citation

Roslan Mohd Nor, M. and Malim, M. (2014), "Revisiting Islamic education: the case of Indonesia", Journal for Multicultural Education, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 261-276. https://doi.org/10.1108/JME-05-2014-0019

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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