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Title:The Growth of Islamic Learning in Northern Ghana and its Interaction With Western Secular Education
Author:Iddrisu, Abdulai
Year:2005
Periodical:Africa Development: A Quarterly Journal of CODESRIA (ISSN 0850-3907)
Volume:30
Issue:1-2
Pages:53-67
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ghana
West Africa
Subjects:Islamic education
educational history
Religion and Witchcraft
Education and Oral Traditions
education
Secularism
Abstract:This paper examines the growth of Islamic learning in northern Ghana and its interaction with Western secular education. It argues that colonial policies and practice had far-reaching implications for Islamic learning, stifling attempts at growth, and suggests that the contemporary situation with regard to Islamic learning in Ghana cannot be properly understood without an appreciation of the historical forces that have helped fashion this system of learning. It concludes that there is need for a meaningful and sustainable interaction between Islamic and Western secular education, especially in the era of decentralization and increased demand for new competence at local levels. Bibliogr, notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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