The Needs For Eclectic Model In Higher Islamic Education Response to Globalization

Sidek Baba


Abstract


In respond to change, Islamic Education in the Muslim World needs to be revisited. The wake of globalization is multi-dimensional in nature. Abundant issues and challenges can be traced not only related to the scope of curriculum but also the methodology or the delivery system used and the orientation of teaching-learning processes applied. Islamic Education of today should embark to a new paradigm that can lead to amore civilization in approach, professional in orientation and integrative in contents. Reflecting to the strength of the past civilization, the tradition of scholarship had become the central focus in building a truly representing human resource development, which was compatible to the time and space factor. The Islamic tradition of learning to some extent maintains the prescriptive approach rather than the articulative one. Globalization in its nature is not only structural in its setting but also hegemonic in approach. Neglecting the importance of compatibility in responding to change, Islamic Education in its present scope and orientation may lead to the marginalization of the ummah. Globalization substantially will led to the maximum utilization of Information and Communication Technology (JCT) in developing new strategies of learning making the roles of educators, 'murabbi' and 'muallim' in a more challenging atmosphere. The immediate challenge is the role of facilitators to inculcate 'adab' in the teaching-learning processes by using portal delivery system.


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