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Higher education during the Islamic government of Iran (1979–2004)
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International Journal of Educational Development Volume 28, Number 3, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This paper examines the development of higher education in Iran during a 26-year period under the Islamic government. This can be divided into three different phases: revolutionary, formative and development. It explores the expansion of universities, enhancing research, widening access, use of a wide range of ICT, decentralisation and gender equity. The quality and relevance of curricula with the market requirement is also discussed. This paper argues that the curriculum should be more specific and address the real needs of society. Comprehensive decision-making, expanding students’ academic guidance and expanding participatory and student-centre environment in higher education are crucial.

Citation

Hamdhaidari, S., Agahi, H. & Papzan, A. (2008). Higher education during the Islamic government of Iran (1979–2004). International Journal of Educational Development, 28(3), 231-245. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved June 24, 2021 from .

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