عنوان مقاله [English]
The topic of contemporary Islamic movements, in addition to other 7 topics as Islamic-oriented subjects, determined by the Council of Cultural Revolution as necessary topics for students of political science. The main aim of these topics that were designed within the radical, ideological and revolutionary milieu of 1980s, was to familiarize the students with the transformations of Islamic world, especially the Islamic movements and their role in the political changes of the Islamic world.
After three decades of educational experience and occurrence of global structural changes that influenced the world, these questions are necessary to be examined:
a- Are the present syllabuses inclusive and comprehensive enough?
b- What are the most important transformations that led to the revision of this topic?
c- What are the most important proposed syllabuses to make the topic updated and enriched?
Findings of the research that are gathered by Delphi method and the author,s direct educational experiences, indicate that structural transformations of the world, the impact of globalization process on the behavioral changes of Islamic movements, the rise of new kinds of Islamic movements influential in the global sphere, such as Al,Quaide, Hezbollah, Hamas etc, development of new intellectual traditions in the study of social movements like the theory of political opportunity structure, development of interdisciplinary and discursive approach in the analysis of social movements, the political experience of the Islamic Republic of Iran, necessitate the revision of the contents and syllabuses of this topic. Concerning aforementioned necessities, some new syllabuses are proposed at the end of the article.