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Education in the Middle East and North Africa: The Current Situation and Future Challenges


Dr. Abdeljalil Akkari
Higher Pedagogical Institute HEP-BEJUNE, Switzerland
akkari.abdeljalil@hep-bejune.ch

 

 

 

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Abstract

This paper investigates the educational development in the Middle East and North Africa, drawing on data from different international and national institutions. The paper begins with a review of similarities between countries within the region, and continues by investigating the situation of basic education, literacy rates and quality of education. In the third section, issues of inequality between public and private education are discussed. The paper concludes by outlining future educational challenges in the region.

Comparative education, Middle East, North Africa, development, literacy, basic education

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  Akkari, A.J. (2004) Education in the Middle East and North Africa: The Current Situation and Future Challenges. International Education Journal, 5 (2), 144-153.
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