Faith and Education: Contestations around the Madrasa in Bangladesh
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March 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Location: BRAC Center in Mohakali
However, madrasas, and Quomi (orthodox) schools in particular, are controversial institutions in Bangladesh, central to the polarized discourse regarding the role of Islam in society and concerns about radicalization. After first placing madrasas in historical context, this forum explored key contemporary issues such as ongoing government reform efforts, issues of gender and girls education in madrasas, and social marginalization of madrasa students and graduates. The goal was to inform the ongoing and often contentious debate around madrasa education in Bangladesh.
This event was fourth in a series of speaker's forums hosted in Dhaka, Bangladesh in partnership with BRAC University.
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Event Summary March 12, 2016
Madrasas have long been an integral part of the education landscape of South Asia. In the context of rapidly modernizing Bangladesh, far from being moribund, these longstanding religious institutions are playing a large and expanding role as…