Islam and the state: Religious education in the age of mass schooling

ACDE Seminar


Samuel Bazzi, Boston University


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Tuesday, 1 September, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

Public schooling systems were often developed at the expense of religious schools, which undertook the bulk of education historically and still cater to large student populations worldwide. This paper examines how Indonesia’s long-standing Islamic school system responded to the construction of 61,000 public elementary schools in the mid-1970’s policy designed in part to foster nation-building and to curb religious influence in society.

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