Low Social and Political Returns to Education in the Arab World - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Low Social and Political Returns to Education in the Arab World

Ishac Diwan


Date:
August, 2016

NO.
17

Length:
6 pages

Topic:
I2. Education and Research Institutions

In a nutshell

  • Arab societies urgently need to start looking at how to improve education systems, not just in ways to improve the marketability of individuals, but as importantly, to improve their social and political impact on society, such as by strengthening a sense of community, beefing up values of civic engagement, inculcating democratic principles, supporting gender equality, and promoting social tolerance.
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Ishac Diwan

Chair Arab World, Paris Sciences et Lettres, visiting researcher at the Paris School of Economics


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