Surau as a Local Educational Institution and Its Extinction in West Sumatra

Firdaus1, Ismail Suardi Wekke2
1STKIP PGRI Sumatera Barat & 2STAIN Sorong, West Papua
1Jl. Gunung Pangilun & 2 Jl. Klamono-Sorong, KM 17, Klablim, Sorong
1Padang, Indonesia & 2West Papua, Indonesia
Phone: +627517053731andE-mail Address:,
Surau is the institutional pillar of education on social structure in Minangkabau society. From the beginning, Surau has shaped the pattern of learning system in Minangkabau using the culture approach. Since the learning system in Minangkabau adopted the modern school system, the Surau as important educational institution in Minangkabau has started to be abandoned and headed to extinction. Now, Surau is only used as a place to pray and there is no more learning activity and is not an educational institution.

Surau, Local Educational Institution, Surau Extinction





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Eurasian Conference on Educational Innovation 2018

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