ERIC Number: ED476578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-20
Reference Count: N/A
Education in the Muslim World: What's Next? AED Global Learning Group.
Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
This paper presents a discussion by a group of specialists on education in the Muslim world, looking at the United Nations Development Program's Arab Human Development Report of 2002, "Creating Opportunities for Future Generations," and noting three major deficits that need to be addressed: the freedom deficit (political freedom), the deficit in the empowerment of women, and the deficit in knowledge, both in educational opportunities and in attitudes that govern the acquisition and application of knowledge. The discussion examines the history of the Muslim world and how it relates to today's educational situation. It also presents questions and answers from the audience about such topics as the poor conditions of education in most Muslim countries, freedom of education in the Muslim world, a new Islamic university in Jordan intended to promote a modern version of Islam, financial problems faced by the Jordanian educational system, how to bridge the resource gap between American and local universities within Muslim countries, and the importance of government commitment in order to see sustainable educational reforms. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.