ERIC Number: ED312926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
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Toward Reform of Egyptian Higher Education: Final Report on Cairo University/Boston University Collaboration in Counterpart Training for the Third Education Project.
Shann, Mary H.; Cronin, Joseph M.
In 1981, the Egyptian government sought assistance from the World Bank's International Developmental Agency for the Cairo Univesity-IDA Third Education Project. The World Bank loan was designated for training faculty leaders capable of modernizing instruction at Cairo University and for equipping the faculties of agriculture and medicine with up-to-date scientific instruments, laboratory apparatus, and technology for the improvement of instruction. The project also supported a counterpart training program between Cairo and Boston University; the contributions of this program are documented, and the project's major initiatives in the area of faculty training our outlined. The first four papers of the six sections are as follows: (1) introduction (background and present conditions); (2) the Egyptian strategy for higher education reform (reduction of enrollments, revision of curricula and courses for study, use of modern instructional media, more frequent and appropriate student evaluation, and improved preparation of university lecturers and instructors); (3) counterpart training: Cairo University and Boston University (expectations at Cairo University, faculty participation, and curriculum for the short-term fellowship programs); and (4) progress toward educational reforms (faculty of medicine, faculty of engineering, faculty of agriculture, Higher Education Training Institute, and individual efforts). Recommendations are offered in section 5; advocated actions include the following: promote the use of the health education resources center; develop a plan for increased use of computers; and continue use of short and long term study abroad. The sixth and final section offers a brief concluding summary of this report. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt