Mosques As Lifelong Values Education Institutions: Values Education In KhutbahJournal: International Journal of Science Culture and Sport (IntJSCS) (Vol.3, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2015-08-25
Authors : Hüseyin KAYGIN; İslam YOKUŞ;
Page : 476-485
Keywords : Values education; lifelong education; mosque; khutbah;
Various dazzling social, technological, scientific etc. developments of 21st century in which we are have affected societies radically and nowadays in which societies are shaken off its foundation values education has become more important than it has been at any period. The fact that values education is a lifelong lasting activity needed by societies requires it to be addressed on the basis of lifelong learning education. Today, there are numerous academic studies conducted on the subject of values education to be carried out at schools but there aren’t many academic studies about the functions of mosques and khutbah in terms of values education. In this context, the aim of this study is to examine delivering values education in mosques and in khutbah one of the primary ways of presenting it in mosques as a lifelong educational activity with its various aspects. Based on the literature search, this compilation study addresses values education and lifelong learning conceptually, presents the studies carried out in the field of values education in Turkey and discusses the role played by mosques and khutbah in delivering values education. As a result, it has been found that values education is not limited to family life and schools and that mosques and khutbah are functional in delivering life-long values education as they appeal to anyone at any age.
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