Islamic Education and the Public Sphere
Today's Pesantren in Indonesia
2009, Jugend – Religion – Unterricht, Band 12, 168 pages, E-Book (PDF), 15,90 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-6929-7
Grounded in ethnographic fieldwork, this study reveals how large the scope of action and thought is for these Islamic schools. This is a critical impulse for the evaluation of Islamic schools that also functions as encouragement for those in Islamic educational institutions to find identity not in exclusion but in contact with and respect for others. Pohl’s book offers a productive source of friction for current debates in the international context over the question of how to harness religion’s potential in the educational field in such a way that the dangers of exclusivism and intolerance can be resisted and competencies for tolerance and dialogue can be strengthened.