Islamic Education in Indonesia: A Historical Analysis of Development and Dynamics

Abstract

Islamic education in Indonesia has been going on since the introducing of Islam in Indonesia starting with informal education that personal relationships between broadcasters of Islamic preachers who came to Indonesia with the surrounding community. A relationship that led to the initial recognition of the Islamic community, then began appearing of Islamic education in non-formal centers such as in the mosque. In this place was taken away in non-formal education, diverse learners are still a child and there are also adults. Once the need for education among the Muslim community, they begin to appear formal educational institutions such as schools, Islamic schools and madrasah as well as Islamic universities. Islamic education experience its dynamics in terms of both quantitative and qualitative in the light of the qualitative. Qualitative terms of Islamic education experienced rapid growth throughout Indonesia with thousands of Islamic boarding schools (pesantren), schools and madrasah. In view of the qualitative angle of Islamic education, has evolved from traditional education appears to be a modern Islamic education is able to provide its response to the progress of the times and was able to give contribution to the development of the nation, and the state. On the relation with this, the Islamic education in Indonesia has a very important position and strategic, because that is the Law of National Education System that Islamic education occupies a position as a sub-system of the National Education System.

Keywords: Historical Perspective, Indonesia, Islamic Education


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