Today, the Iranian education system presents both opportunities and challenges. It is clear that the system, and in particular higher education, is facing challenges both externally and internally. Internally, hardline factions of the regime see higher education as an ideological tool; externally, sanctions imposed by the West. Despite these challenges, Iran’s education system seems to be dynamic especially in scientific and engineering subjects.
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President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has announced a focus on improving education, and his previous cabinet announced an ambitious plan to improve education that extends to 2030. The ministry also promised plans to reevaluate all books and curricula and announced that they have already changed 30 per cent of those teaching materials for the academic year 2014-2015.
Jordan still enjoys a regional reputation in education, but strategies should be adopted to improve its image and educational outcomes. A study on education, a copy of which was made available to Fanack, was conducted this year by former prime minister and renowned academic Adnan Badran. Badran says that private education in Jordan has opened the educational sector to competition in teaching, curricula, learning aids, facilities, schooling activities, and fostering an environment for nurturing learning.
Until the 1950s, the main purpose of education in the Gulf was to preserve and transmit traditional culture and religion. When petro-development kicked in, there were simply insufficient native human resources to do the job. The regional leaders found that this could not go on forever, and Western-style education entered the classrooms.