A Preliminary Study on School Experience and Its Practicality on Islamic Sexual Education for Transgender Children in Malaysia

  • Sa’dan Abdul Aziz School of Foundation Studies,Perdana University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Hazhari Ismail Department of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Human Development Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia
Keywords: Transgender, children, Islamic Sexual Education, Malaysia

Abstract

In a Malaysian school, transgender children and their sexual orientation pose a variety of challenges for them to fit in the school community. Nevertheless, school children who are transgender will still have to seek proper and fair schooling in their future. The purpose of this study is to identify and prepare transgender children for proper education on the basis of their gender identity and expression for those who is potentially becoming a transgender. The method adopted in the study was a qualitative approach by using a narrative literature review. As for the study, it was noticed that Malaysia is not yet in favour of promoting transgender children, notably in educational settings. During their school times, the majority of transgender people in Malaysia including children are found to suffer a greater challenge, persecution and bullied. Hence, there are four aspects to be highlighted: development of the policy, educational system, school counsellors and Islamic Sexual Education in order to prepare transgender children in school.

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Published
2020-12-14
How to Cite
Abdul Aziz, S., & Ismail, H. (2020). A Preliminary Study on School Experience and Its Practicality on Islamic Sexual Education for Transgender Children in Malaysia. EDUCATUM Journal of Social Sciences, 6(2), 50-60. https://doi.org/10.37134/ejoss.vol6.2.6.2020