Currently, Australian Islamic schools use approved curriculum for core subjects such as maths, science and English, but there is no cohesive religious studies or Arabic program.
In an attempt to change that, leading experts in Islamic education from around the globe are meeting in South Australia to look at creating a standardised national Islamic studies curriculum that would become the first in the western world.
The two-day conference brings together international experts from New Zealand, Indonesia, North America amongst others to discuss a renewed approach to teaching in Islamic schools.
For the last couple of years several Islamic schools have been in the spotlight for governance concerns.
Centre for Islamic Thought and Education, Professor Mohamad Abdalla, said these issues shed light on the need for Islamic schools to re-evaluate future direction.
As part of the conference agenda academics and policy specialist will look at creating a learning program relevant to a modern-day Australian context.
Professor Abdalla said that’s something current Islamic studies in schools lack.
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