General Theory of Education: an Islamic Perspective

Dr. Abdul-Rahman Salih Abdullah
Yarmouk University

Education has two sides: theoretical and practical, contemporary educationists vary in their outlook concerning the relation existing between these two sides. The educationist who believes in the existence of facts that arc suitable for all times and places, differs in his approach to the theoretical side of the educational process from that who believes that experience, observation and experimentation alone are capable of creating the fact. A Muslim educationist clearly perceives a strong correlation between theory and actual practices. Al-Imam al-Ghazzali voiced this attitude when he regarded the learning or science not leading to application, a kind of foolery and that the work not founded on learning cannot exist.

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