Koranic schooling in Senegal
talibés dans la rue à Dakar

Koranic schooling in Senegal

The Koranic schools is a controversial issue, but research in education can serve to calm down the debate. The Koranic schools and pupils, talibés, are an inescapable social fact in Senegal. Despite their high visibility they have long been overshadowed by discussions on development aid and thus receive little support from donors and supervision from national authorities.The central question is whether the Koranic schooling is genuinely opposed to a formal education system inherited from colonialism.

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