- State Institute of Islamic Studies
- Department of Graduate Studies
|Muhammad Sirozi is a Professor of
educational studies and Director of Graduate Program
at the State Institute for Islamic Studies [IAIN]
Palembang, Indonesia. In 1987, he received his B.A.
honors in educational studies from Faculty of Education
of the same institute. In 1992 he received his M.A.
from Department of Social Anthropology, School of
Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University
of London. In 1998, Muhammad Sirozi received his
Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from Faculty
of Education, Monash University in Australia. His
research interests include the politics of education,
internationalization of education, education and
radicalism, and educational management. He is lecturing
these subjects at higher education institutions
in South Sumatera region of Indonesia.
Muhammad Sirozi is active in some national and
international academic institutions. He is the
founder of the Center for Islamic Education Review
(CIER), co-founder and Director of Serumpun
Foundation, a Community-based Education Network,
and Chairman of Committee for Integrated Madrasah
in Palembang, Indonesia. He is a member of Association
of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) in Virginia,
USA; an international Affiliation of American
Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington
D.C. USA.; and a member of Indonesian Association
for Scholars of Educational Management or Ikatan
Sarjana Manajemen Pendidikan Indonesia (ISMAPI).
From February to August 2003, Muhammad Sirozi
was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Hartford Seminary,
Hartford-USA and from September 2003 to February
2004, he was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Ohio
- "The Intellectual Roots of Islamic Radicalism
in Indonesia," The Muslim World
- "Perspectives on Radical Islamic Education
in Contemporary Indonesia" (2005).
- "Secular-Religious Debates on the Indonesian
National Education System: colonial legacy and
a search for national identity in education,"
Intercultural Education (2004)
- "Blood or Money? Ethnicity now plays
a role in local politics in South Sumatra but
money still rules," Inside Indonesia
- "Understanding Muslim Internal Conflicts,"
in The Risae-I Nur's Approach (2004)
|Internationalization of Islamic
Higher Education in Southeast Asia: A Comparative
Study between UIN Jakarta and UIA Kuala Lumpur
This research aims to provide a comparative and
critical reflection on and analysis of the dynamics
of internationalisation in Islamic higher education
institutions in Southeast Asia with particular
reference to Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Jakarta,
Indonesia and Universitas Islam antar Bangsa (UIA)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It focuses on the rationales,
paradigms, approaches, strategies, and implications
of internationalization in the two Islamic universities.
The participants of this research are key figures
directly and actively involved in internationalization
programs. They are the "elites" who
occupy the top ranks management at the two universities
and in the offices of higher education authorities
in Indonesia and Malaysia whom will be identified
and selected based on three main criteria: their
leadership positions, their activities, and their
views. This research is an attempt to understand
internationalisation from their viewpoints: how
they view their circumstances in internationalization
processes, how they interact, and how they create,
modify, and implement internationalization, to
capture what they say and do as a product of how
they interpret the complexity of internationalization.
It provides a qualitative explanation and understanding
of how internationalization processes change UIN
and UIA and what is unique and particular about
internationalization at the two Islamic universities.
This research relies heavily upon qualitative
data obtained from interviews, observations, and
documents, including raw, empirical, detailed
and in-depth qualitative descriptions of the participants'
views of internationalization. All relevant data
will be analyzed and conveyed through words or
images, following "a circular process":
describing, classifying, and interconnecting with
special attention on the dynamics of the process
of formulating and implementing internationalization
programs at UIN and UIA, the situations that affect
the processes, and the meaning of participants'
insights and understandings of internationalization.
This research's relevance to NCS theme lies in
its potential to offer a conceptual framework
to analyze issues and concerns that effect the
internationalization of higher education institutions
in different parts of the world and different
cultural settings. It will provide a conceptual
framework for developing more flexible and acceptable
approaches to internationalization.