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ERIC Number: ED509218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Higher Education and the Future of Iraq. United States Institute of Peace Special Report 195
Harb, Imad
United States Institute of Peace
This report examines the past record, current condition, and potential of Iraq's higher education sector. Iraqis have traditionally valued intellectual achievement, but the legacy of Baathist rule and the current tide of instability are crippling the universities' ability to function effectively. The future, however, could see those universities playing a leading role in securing long-term peace. This report argues that if the security environment improves, Iraqi universities could become leading actors in the country's civil society, providing opportunities for faculty and students to resolve social and political conflicts, promote political stability and economic growth, and build an institutional infrastructure able to safeguard human rights. However, if the higher education sector is to play this role, it must first introduce reforms in such areas as curriculum development, faculty education, and administrative procedures. (Contains 22 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Institute of Peace
Identifiers - Location: Iraq