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Country overview

...Country overview Afghanistan has a long history of organized education. Buddhist, Zoroastrian, and Hindu temples, as well as mosques and madrasas, feature in the past and present traditional educational institutions. However, the modern...

Madrasa Education Reform in Afghanistan, 2002–13

Yahia Baiza

Yahia Baiza is a research associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reforms in Islamic Education : International Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Introduction The research methods described here were designed to explore and analyse how and why madrasa education in Afghanistan reached its current stage, where it needs urgent reform, and how effective the current reform...

Relief to Development

Education, Aid and Aid Agencies : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Introduction Zuki karpinska The idea that relief aid must be tied to longer-term development efforts is well-established in the humanitarian aid industry. A recent article on impediments to humanitarian aid provision divides...

Overview of Primary Education (Afghanistan)

Yahia Baiza

Yahia Baiza is a research associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Structure of primary education In Afghanistan, there are two parallel primary education systems: general and religious. Primary education is the first part (six years) of a nine-year compulsory education. The government offers free general...

Historical Context of Primary Education (Afghanistan)

Yahia Baiza

Yahia Baiza is a research associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Historical and conceptual evolution and chronology of changes in primary education The history and concept of modern primary education, to distinguish it from the traditional religious education, goes back to the establishment of Maktab-e...

Afghanistan: Adult Literacy in “Historical Moments”

Education in West Central Asia

Bloomsbury, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

...Introduction With most combat troops scheduled to leave Afghanistan by 2014, the USA announced its commitment to continuously support the country until it is able to stand on its own. Not without some irony, the announcement was made...

Overview of Higher Education (Afghanistan)

Yahia Baiza

Yahia Baiza is a research associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Afghanistan’s higher education (HE) system has experienced a fluctuation of emergence and development, regression and destruction, and reemergence and redevelopment. The modern form of HE began in 1932 when the government founded the School...

Afghanistan: Religion, State and Education

Yahia Baiza

Yahia Baiza is a research associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Education in West Central Asia

Bloomsbury, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

...Introduction Religion has always been an important element in history, society and individual lives. Regardless of a country’s political structure, system of governance, economic infrastructure and educational provision...

Agency and Rights in Youth (Afghanistan)

Yahia Baiza

Yahia Baiza is a research associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Youth studies in Afghanistan still reflect the impact of war. Youth discourses revolve around the concepts of peace, security, and economic development. Given the country’s present and last four decades of conflict and political turmoil...

Access to Higher Education (Afghanistan)

Yahia Baiza

Yahia Baiza is a research associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Access to higher education (HE) in Afghanistan is a multifaceted and complex issue. Afghanistan is still a conflict- and war-affected country where not all students have equal access to HE. Geographically, most of the higher education...