Diagnosis on the Structural Weaknesses Among Selected Madaris in Zamboanga City: Its Implication for Program Development of Madrasah Education in the Region
36 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2015 Last revised: 14 Dec 2015
Date Written: November 21, 2015
The paper examines the structural weaknesses among selected madaris in Zamboanga City. The researchers used focused-group discussion and interview session for the qualitative part of the study. For the quantitative part, structured questionnaire were used. The respondents of the study were madaris administrators and were selected on the premise that they represent the collective experiences and challenges that the madaris face in Zamboanga city. The selected madaris have satellite schools and were considered the most influential institutions in the field of madaris education in the region. The number of enrollees among these madaris were also considered in the selection of respondents. The structured questionnaire has three parts. Part I is the profile of the madrasah institution in terms of: government recognition (permits and accreditation), type of madrasah offering (as stipulated DepE Order No. 51, s. 2004), number of asatidz (teachers), salary of teachers, and number of pupils. Part II is the profile of madaris administrators in terms of: age, gednder, civil status, highest educational attainment, languages spoken, and years in teachings. Part III are the challenges encountered by madaris in terms of: nature of the madaris, administration, asatidz and their teaching competencies, facilities, curriculum and linkages.
The findings of the study revealed several weaknesses specifically in the madaris' government recognition, linkages, the asatidz allowances/salary, the asatidz and their teaching competencies, the curriculum, the facilities and its administrative financial management.
Therefore, this paper is to provide the local government, national line agencies, and other policy planners a foresight on how to assist, support and enhance the madrasah education programs in the region.
Keywords: Madrassah, Islam in the Philippines, Islamic education, madaris education, Muslims in the Philippines, Islam
JEL Classification: I20, I21,I28
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