Analyzing the Religious Music Lessons Taught in Imam Hatip High Schools in Terms of Quantity and Quality

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DOI: 10.12738/talim.2017.2.0008

Year: 2017 Vol: 1 Number: 2

Abstract

This study has been performed with the aim of providing reorganization of the Religious Music course as a compulsory course in Imam Hatip High Schools’ weekly course programs in order for students and teachers to be able to use the curriculum and course books functionally, as well as providing the “Imam Hatip Religious Staff” of the future with the ability to perform our religious services properly in an aesthetic and musical sense. By determining the current situation of the Religious Music course in Imam Hatip High Schools, this study measures students’ attitudes toward the class, applies a questionnaire to the teachers, and examines the book used in class in detail using the descriptive method (scanning). Results from the Attitude toward the Music Lesson Scale have been analyzed using the SPSS program; student-teacher views and suggestions have also been reviewed. The problems seen in the course book have also been addressed together by way of solutions. The study carries a unique feature both in terms of addressing the condition of the course by way of “curriculum, student, teacher, and book,” and revealing current problems using scientific scales, as well as in terms of presenting ways to solve these problems through scientific methods by referencing student and teacher views. In the study, books written on religious music lessons, history, and education; doctoral dissertations and theses; articles; course books that have been taught and that are taught even today; the Ministry of National Education’s memorandums, regulations, and board decisions; and student/teacher views from the sample of selected schools form the basic resources of the study.

Keywords
Imam Hatip High Schools, Religious music education, Islam and traditional music, Student attitudes, Music education