Title: The philosophy of education in the Sultanate of Oman: between conservatism and modernism

Authors: Chokri Kooli

Addresses: Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Abstract: This essay aims to present and analyse the main attributes of the philosophy of education in Oman. Using a descriptive analytical method, researchers will make a critical examination of Oman philosophy of education. In fact, the presentation and analysis of the main attributes of Oman philosophy of education was experimented and justified. An investigation of the government's educational orientations, linking the different attributes observed in its philosophy of education to the main educative approaches showed that this philosophy stands between conservatism and modernism. By combining openness to the universal values and preserving the Arabian-Islamic national culture and values, the Sultanate of Oman implemented a unique model of educative philosophy showing a certain openness to the contemporary world and an attachment to the traditional values of the Omani Arabian-Islamic society. The study showed also that the Oman philosophy of education is conservative in its form and in majority modernist in its content.

Keywords: philosophy of education; Sultanate of Oman; philosophical dispositions; conservatism in education; modernism in education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2020.10032180

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2020 Vol.13 No.3, pp.233 - 245

Received: 10 Nov 2018
Accepted: 13 Dec 2019

Published online: 18 Sep 2020 *

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