|International Conference on Educational System in Majority and Minority Muslim Societies: Strategies and Perspectives - Pattani|
23-25 August 2008, College of Islamic Studies, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Educational foundations of the Islamic world play an important role in assuring its continuity and steadfastness in the face of factors maliciously attempting to twist, distort and alienate the principles of Islamic Teachings. It goes without any further emphasis that it is the utmost obligation of the Islamic education foundations to exert all necessary efforts to counter the various assaults and the alien views maliciously introduced into Islam where education, science and culture are concerned.
Therefore we need to emphasize the traits of Islamic culture and education and promote them in the Islamic world and globally. The need is hereby accentuated to coordinate activities of Islamic scientific and educational institutions existing in various countries of the world, with the view of fostering full integration among them and establishing understanding and cooperation among institutions and eminent figures in the field of Islamic and other cultures for the benefit of humanity and world peace.
Facing the challenges of globalization and the knowledge economy, it is obvious that the Muslim world lags far behind the advanced countries in many aspects of formulating dual educational system in majority or minority Muslim societies where colonial secular, educational systems dominate. The best way for Muslims to regain their lost glory is through equipping themselves with the right knowledge, skills and values that would incorporate Islamic as well as other scientific educational systems in the curricula.
In the spirit of revitalizing education in the Muslim World, The Curriculum Reform from Pondok in South Asia (CRP-Project) in Southeast Asia, Southern Thailand Section, International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) Malaysia, Yala Islamic University (YIC) and College of Islamic Studies (CIS), Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Pattani, will be hosting an international conference on the above theme, scheduled to be held from 23rd until 25th August 2008 in Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Pattani, Thailand.
The objective of the conference is to discuss educational system and curricular provision in both majority and minority Muslim societies. The conference serves the purpose of bringing together academics, scholars and researchers interested in these aspects of Islam, and will equally provide an opportunity to share new findings, approaches and research on dual educational systems. The theme of this conference is “Educational System in the Majority and Minority Muslim Societies: Strategies and Perspectives”
The main objectives of the conference are to:
1. Discuss major intellectual challenges facing Muslim educationists and policy makers in the field of education in the region.
2. Discuss crucial issues pertaining to education system and curricular provisions in the region.
3. Discuss major intellectual challenges facing Muslim educationists and policy makers in the field of education in the region.
4. Sharing of experience and develop scholarship on education in the Muslim world..
5. Establish a global network of collaboration among Muslim educators, policy makers, scholars and administrators.
The conference is expected to bring about the following outcomes:
• Publication of edited books on education in the Muslim world.
• Formulation of acceptable standards of education and training in the Muslim world.
• The establishment of a network among Muslim educators for collaboration in areas related to research and innovation.
8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Arrival of Guests
24 August 2008 Sunday
9:00 – 10:00 Main Paper 3
9:00 – 10:00 Panel 3
Intellectual Discourse with Emeritus Prof. Dr. Abdul Hamid Abu Sulayman
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