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Slamic secondary schools in Mauritius: a functionalist analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Rafudeen, Auwais Maniacara, Maaidah Ammaara Ud-Deen 2020-02-21T07:35:17Z 2020-02-21T07:35:17Z 2019-06
dc.description.abstract This study was designed to research five Islamic Secondary schools in Mauritius. The study focuses on two main areas: the Islamic education curriculum and the school culture propounded by each school; the aim being to analyse whether Islamic Secondary schools prepare students for their holistic development. In general, Islamic Secondary Schools seek to propose an alternative religious background or a cultural environment that can ignite changes and promote either religious beliefs through education or Islamic values which would later develop students into better Muslims and give them a sense of ―Muslimness‖ in view to develop social citizenship. This dissertation deals with the challenges that Islamic Secondary schools face in educating contemporary Mauritian Muslim youth and examines their functionality at the micro, meso and macro levels. The context is placed in a multi-cultural multi- religious society. Using the functionalist theory to examine Islamic Secondary schools in Mauritius, the study shows that they are characterised by dysfunction at various levels. The paper also examines some international difficulties met by different Islamic schools in order to contextualise global trends of education in Islamic schools at an international level. A qualitative case study was conducted using interviews, focus group discussions and observation to gather data. The theoretical rationale was based on functionalism that views education as one of the most important institutions in society. This research highlights the importance of collaboration between all stakeholders to establish a shared vision in order to improve the lives of Muslim youth in local contexts. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xx, 306, liii leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Islamic secondary schools en
dc.subject Moral values and ethics en
dc.subject Structural functionalism en
dc.subject Islamic education en
dc.subject Islam en
dc.subject Muslims en
dc.subject Cultural identity en
dc.subject Functionalist analysis en
dc.subject Opportunities and challenges en
dc.subject Mauritius en
dc.subject.ddc 373.1828297096982
dc.subject.lcsh Muslim children -- Education (Secondary) -- Mauritius -- Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Islamic education -- Mauritius -- Philosophy -- Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Islamic education -- Mauritius -- Foreign influence -- Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Islamic education -- Mauritius -- Aims and objectives -- Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Islamic religious education of children -- Mauritius -- Case studies en
dc.title Slamic secondary schools in Mauritius: a functionalist analysis en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Religious Studies and Arabic en D. Phil. (Islamic Studies)

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