The Models for Muslim Students Life Skills Development: A Case Study of Islamic Private Schools in Pattani Province

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Direak Manmanah
Awang Lanui
Muhummad Rapee


This qualitative study aimed to investigate the development of life skills, conditional factors relating to Muslim youth life skills development within three different sizes of Islamic private schools in Pattani Province. The samples of the study were 16 school administrators, teachers, school counselors, religious leaders, community leaders, students and alumni per each school, and three experts. The data were collected through an in-depth interview, focus group, and observation. This study revealed that in terms of school administration. 1) The three schools were administrated differently. Regarding the content of learning and teaching management, 2) the schools integrated religious subjects with the academic ones. There was also the integration of the life skills development with the subject content. On the contrary to these, there was somehow different approach of the integration. The main features of learning promotion activities were similar, which mostly the project-based learning (PBL), teamwork learning, self-learning, reflective learning, and activity-based learning were utilized. Furthermore, the study also demonstrated that the main common features of the community relations activities were hands-on learning, community-based learning, participatory learning, and social support. Within three schools’ co-factors/conditions consisted of kinship organizational culture, role model teachers, and relationship and learning from within the school peer groups. In the meanwhile, the outside three schools’ co-factors/conditions included the relationship and learning from outside of the school peer groups. Therefore, this study recommended that the schools should encourage their students to employ the Islamic teachings within the schools, and also should boost them to translate the teachings into their families, communities, societies, and other related organizations.


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Manmanah, D., Lanui, A., & Rapee, M. (2019). The Models for Muslim Students Life Skills Development: A Case Study of Islamic Private Schools in Pattani Province. Journal of Islamic Studies, Prince of Songkla University, 10(1), 51-61. Retrieved from
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