+234 813 0686 500
+234 809 3423 853


  • Type:Project
  • Chapters:5
  • Pages:67
  • Format:Microsoft Word
(Education Project Topics & Materials)






        Western education is a system originated from the west and penetrated to the world after Islamic education in the earliest 15th century. Its main approach was the modernization of social life through science and technological advancement (Farid, 2005). Western system of education was first propagated by the missionaries and promoted by colonialist to different part of the globe, in their view for westernization and globalization in the name of modernity. It is a complete secular system that differentiated life and religion and focuses on materialism. It’s also rationalistic in its quest for knowledge as relied more on human ability of reason than spiritual inspiration. The preparation made to man in this system was very limited as it fall short in training only the body and the physique in this fair of life, therefore the modern western system does not consider the relationship between God and human as socially or intellectually relevance, hence revelation or the revealed knowledge, they are ignored even when modern secular subjects are introduced in the curriculum for the traditional older system (Rosnani, 2004).

        However, Islamic education is simply translated as ‘tarbiyyah al Islamiyyah’. It contained a concept of “ta alim” (instruction), tahadhib (rear or sustain) and other sub concepts like hikmah (wisdom), Adl (justice) Amanah (trust) and as the extreme is Khilafah (vicegerancy) and Ibadat (worship). The main sources in this type of education are the Quran and Hadith. Islamic education connotes whole life approach and signifies complete integration into man’s life, it emanation can be trace to the existence of man on earth of the holy Quran. It is the true system that first takes man from the darkness of ignorance and illiteracy to the light of knowledge and education, it shapes so many relevance and advantages not only to Muslims but to entire humanity. Islam faces education as an act of worship and a life long process (Hashim, 2004). Therefore, its philosophy, method, content and general curriculum are towards human successful integrative life. Education is an art that allows humans to accumulate every leaving experience in their life and subsequently transmit to a new generation. In Islam, the actual education which are required are the content of Quran and Hadith, because these are the motivations which derives the Muslim community so as to place due importance on advancement of knowledge which is borne out from the Quran and Hadith. Islamic education can also be defined as a process of nurturing and training of the mind, the physique and the spirit of human based on Islamic values which are sourced from the Quran and Sunnah. It is intended to bring forth humans who are God conscious and subservient only to Allah (Nor, 2012).

        However, the Islamic education left many legacies to the west as it recorded a tremendous achievement in architecture, history, philosophy, medicine and all branches of liberal and natural sciences. The scientific and technological advancement of the modern world owe a lot to the research conducted by the Muslimscientist, Islamic education also predate the western education in Nigeria and Malaysia just as Islam has a longer history than Christianity in the world. In Nigeria, western education has greatly influenced the teaching of Islamic education considering the fact that most Islamic schools now adopt some western approach of education.


The secular system considers education as an engine for development; it sees education as the instrument of life, and believed for education as a means of individual and national development. It also viewed education as an element of continuous and harmonious human existence and wellbeing just as the case in Islamic world view. However, we may wish to consider Islamic education as a system of education, which entails ideological concept expounding the very nature of life (here and after), and prescribing the position of man and his role on earth. It is important to note that Islamic education is not synonymous with Islamic studies, which is just a subject in the Nigerian western-oriented educational system. The basic discernible difference is that Islamic studies is an academic subject offered in a formal school setting. Western education started winning popularity as a result of the patronage. Nasiru (1977) advances some other reasons for the prosperity of the Western education in Nigeria, namely, the payment of a monthly salary to the teachers from the parent body of the mission abroad, as against the economically strapped Mallamswho depended on voluntary gifts from the public as a means for their survival. Also the free education programme of the Christian missionaries towards western education development was elaborate than that of the Muslims, as they received financial and moral aid from Europe and could afford to give out books, slates, and writing materials freely to the students. In addition to this, appointments into government offices were made from the rank and file of school leavers and not the students of Islamic schools. On graduation, they could only perform at Islamic social gatherings like naming, marriage and burial programmes. However, the researcher seeks to analyze the impact of western education in the teaching of Islamic education.


The general objective of this study is to examine the impact of western education on the teaching of Islamic education and the following are the specific objectives:

1.  To examine the impact of western education on the teaching of Islamic education.

2.  To identify the differences between western education and Islamic education.

3.  To examine the factors that favour western education over Islamic education.


1.  What is the impact of western education on the teaching of Islamic education?

2.  What are the differences between western education and Islamic education?

3.  What are the factors that favour western education over Islamic education?


HO: Western education does not influence the teaching of Islamic education

HA: Western education does influence the teaching of Islamic education




The following are the significance of this study:

1.  This study will be useful for the general public has it will enlighten on how western education has influenced the teaching of Islamic education by considering the factors that gave western education popularity over the Islamic education.

2.  This research will also serve as a resource base to other scholars and researchers interested in carrying out further research in this field subsequently, if applied, it will go to an extent to provide new explanation to the topic.


This study on the impact of western education on the teaching of Islamic education will cover all the activities that promoted the fast growth and adoption of western education by the general public. This study will also consider its impact on the teaching and general output of Islamic education.


Financial constraint- Insufficient fund tends to impede the efficiency of the researcher in sourcing for the relevant materials, literature or information and in the process of data collection (internet, questionnaire and interview).

 Time constraint- The researcher will simultaneously engage in this study with other academic work. This consequently will cut down on the time devoted for the research work.


Education: the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school

Western: originating from the West, in particular Europe or the United States. "Western society"


Farid S. A (2005). from Jamiah to University. multiculturalism and Christian Muslim dialogue. International sociological association, National University Singapore.

Hashim R. (2004). educational dualism in Malaysia. Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

Nasiru, W.O.A. (1977), "Islamic Learning Among the Yoruba (1896-1963)". An unpublished Doctoral Thesis of the Dept. of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan. Ibadan.

Nor. A, (2012), "The Impact of Colonialism on the Muslim Educational System". Al-Tawhid, Vol. IV. No. 3.

Rosnani E.A (2004). The Missionary Impact of Modern Nigeria. London: Longman.


Share This


Type Project
Department Education
Project ID EDU1712
Price ₦3,000 ($9)
Chapters 5 Chapters
No of Pages 67 Pages
Format Microsoft Word

Leave a comment...


    Type Project
    Department Education
    Project ID EDU1712
    Price ₦3,000 ($9)
    Chapters 5 Chapters
    No of Pages 67 Pages
    Format Microsoft Word

    Related Works

    This study aims at examining the evolution and impact of Western education in Ilesa. It also investigates the rise of elitism and social organizations and how such developments had contributed to the socio-economic development of Ilesa. ... Continue Reading
    ABSTRACT This research is concerned with teachers and students attitude towards the teaching of sex education in secondary schools in Enugu education zone of Enugu state. This study was conducted in three local government areas that made up the zone. They are Enugu North, Enugu East, and Isi-Uzo. The zone is made up of thirty four (34) secondary... Continue Reading
    ABSTRACT The primary objective of this study was to access and describe the attitude of business education student’s teachers towards teaching profession. The view of 75 students were sampled with questionnaires... Continue Reading
    THE ROLE OF TEACHING PRACTICE ON THE STUDENT’S PREPARATION FOR TEACHER EDUCATION. A CASE STUDY OF COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, EKIADOLOR, BENIN CITY; EDO STATE ABSTRACT The role of teaching practice on the students preparation, for teacher education enable the students teachers to put into practice all the knowledge and skills they have acquired in... Continue Reading
    ABSTRACT Education is the bedrock and key to any nation’s national development. However, with the general standard of education in Nigerian Public Primary and Secondary Schools, there has been the demand for more schools to come in to compliment government efforts in the education sector through provision and delivering of high standard, quality... Continue Reading
    CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY For a start, I argue that colonialism, slave trade and missionaries are the pioneers of Western civilization in Africa. This is true to the extent that colonialism serves as a vehicle of... Continue Reading
    CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION The teaching and learning of Entrepreneurship Education in tertiary institutions is of paramount interest to all stakeholders. The National Policy on Education describes Education as an instrument... Continue Reading
    ABSTRACT This study explored the impact of environmental factors on the effective teaching and learning of physical education and sports in Lagos state secondary schools. The study was guided by research objectives, questions and hypotheses that included the influence of school location, school facilities and modern supervision techniques on the... Continue Reading
    The objective of this study was to find out the impact of doing teaching practice and receiving lectures on student teacher's academic performance in UNILAG, Nigeria. The relative impact of each of the two independent variables on the dependent was also investigated. A survey design was adopted and the study sample consisted of 21 graduating... Continue Reading