11 February 2009
Islamizing Formal Education
Integrated Islamic School and a New Trend in Formal Education Institution in Indonesia
This paper examines the Islamization of pre-university education in Indonesia, focusing on integrated Islamic schools. Based on a study of relevant literature and in-depth interviews, it shows that the integrated Islamic school basically adopts the national curriculum, which is enriched with a few additional religious subjects and Islamic moral education through a systemic insertion of Islamic values. The study also demonstrated that the efflorescence of the integrated Islamic schools cannot be dissociated with the growing influence of Islamism, or, more specifically, the Muslim Brotherhood's ideas in Indonesia.
© 2009 S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)