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Islam and the Philosophy of Education: The Three Approaches


Religious education; Islamic philosophy of education; Indigenous thoughts in education; Comparative philosophy of education


The term “philosophy of education” can be misleading in for understanding the Islamic philosophy of education. Even though this term is well known in educational circles today, it is by no means the case that it can be helpful in finding out the relevant contents in different cultures, including the Islamic culture. As Nicholas Burbules (2000) has aptly pointed out, the technical term “philosophy of education” referring to an academic discipline is not even common in the European countries, let alone the non-European cultures. He holds that in some of the European countries, the terms “educational theory” and “pedagogical science” are used in order to introduce the themes subsumed under the rubric of the philosophy of education. According to him, this gets even more complicated in the case of non-European cultures where the borders of...


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Bagheri Noaparast, K. (2016). Islam and the Philosophy of Education: The Three Approaches. In: Peters, M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Springer, Singapore.

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