Education means either human or social capital investment to build up an intellectual community possessing wider knowledge. Some define education as a process of transferring knowledge from one generation to another. By investing in education, we tend to create a dynamic society which in return would contribute significantly to the development of nation. The main objective of this study is to explore information related to the policy in developing Islamic higher educational institutions and the strategic roles played by the respective alumni in the process of developing the community and nation. This study utilizes the valuable documents relating to the development of Islamic educational institutions as the main data sources. The data were taken from the websites of some Islamic institutions, articles written by the Muslim figure in Indonesia and from the webpage of the Director of Higher Islamic educational institution, Ministry of Religious Affairs. Primary research method was also used by interviewing the leaders of Islamic higher educational institutions to gain a broad sense of the policy changing and policy re-orientation. Data from the interviews were manually analyzed and classified into relevant ideas, themes, categories and patterns based on qualitative approaches.
Said, M. M., Muhammad, N., & Elangkovan, K. (2014). The continuity and change of Indonesia’s Islamic higher educational institutions in the amid of educational policy change. Asian Social Science, 10(6), 71–80. https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v10n6p71