IMPACT OF THE SUBJECT OF ISLAMIAT ON MORAL DEVELOPMENT OF PRIMARY STUDENTS: A CASE STUDY COMPARING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL
Keywords:Pakistan, Education, Islamiat, Moral Development, Primary Students
We are living in an Islamic country and in Islam education is mandatory for all Muslims. Islamiat is compulsory subject for students in Pakistan. Students are supposed to practice this subject in their daily life. The subject of Islamiat should develop a positive impact on student’s moral development. To know which of the students in private and public school is having a more positive impact of the subject of Islamiat, the researcher chose the topic “Impact of the subject of Islamiat on the Moral Development of primary students”. The main objectives of this study were; to compare the impact of the subject of Islamiat on the moral development of primary level students in public and private schools and finding out how much primary level students practice on it in their daily life. A sample of eighty students was drawn by using simple random sampling technique and teachers from two selected public and private schools. The data were collected by using three point liker scale questionnaire with twenty two items from students and three point liker scale questionnaire with five items from teachers. Descriptive statistics is used to analyze the data. This Research found that the subject of Islamiat has a more positive impact on private school student’s moral development as compare to public school students and conclude that the subject of Islamiat performs an important role on student’s moral development. It suggested that teachers and parents focus on the moral development of students. The moral development develops at an early age. Students become a better human being and play a positive role in society if they pick up impact of studying Islamiat. In public schools, particular attention should be given for the moral development of students.