Education and Development in Afghanistan

Challenges and Prospects

After years of military interventions, the current situation in Afghanistan is highly ambivalent and partially contradictory – especially regarding the interplay of development, peace, security, education, and economy. Despite numerous initiatives, Afghanistan is still confronted with a poor security and economic condition. At the same time, enrollment numbers in schools and universities as well as the rate of academics reached a historical peak.

This volume investigates the tension between these ambivalent developments. Sociologists, political and cultural scientists along with development workers, educators, and artists from Germany and Afghanistan discuss the idea that education is primary for rebuilding a stable Afghan state and government.

Overview Chapters

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Outline

    Seiten 5 - 8
  3. Preface

    Seiten 9 - 10
  4. If you Want Peace, Educate for Peace

    Seiten 11 - 14
  5. Introduction: Education and Development in Afghanistan between History, Expansion, Hope and Disillusions

    Seiten 15 - 44
  6. I. Development and Education for Peace? Some Perspectives

    Development - Analytical Value and Ideological Baggage of an Elusive Term

    Seiten 47 - 62
  7. Local Languages and Their Role in Education for Development in Afghanistan

    Seiten 63 - 78
  8. Highly Motivated, Transnational, Heterogeneous, and Barely Interconnected

    Seiten 79 - 100
  9. Schools on the Frontline

    Seiten 101 - 140
  10. II. Teacher Education and Higher Education in Afghanistan

    Crisis and Reconstruction in Teacher Education in Afghanistan 2002 - 2016

    Seiten 143 - 156
  11. Macro-Trends and Dynamics of Change in the Afghan Public Education Sector

    Seiten 157 - 174
  12. Private Higher Education in Afghanistan

    Seiten 175 - 192
  13. Teacher Education at the Faculty of Education at Herat University

    Seiten 193 - 198
  14. III. Educational Programs and Projects

    Training Teachers in Peace Education in Afghanistan

    Seiten 201 - 218
  15. From Education in Emergencies to Facilitating Change in Afghanistan's Teacher Education System

    Seiten 219 - 236
  16. Private Scholarships for Students from Poor Families at Herat University

    Seiten 237 - 244
  17. The Project of the German-Afghan Initiative with Nomads and Semi-Nomads in the Province of Herat

    Seiten 245 - 254
  18. How Afghan Embroiderers from Laghmani Discover Writing as a Tool for Communication

    Seiten 255 - 270
  19. History Alive

    Seiten 271 - 280
  20. The Visual Heritage of Afghanistan

    Seiten 281 - 292
  21. IV. Concluding Statements

    Afghanistan Today - Perspectives of an Afghan Living in Exile

    Seiten 295 - 298
  22. More Schools for Afghanistan

    Seiten 299 - 302
  23. Access to Education as an Essential and Urgent Need

    Seiten 303 - 308
  24. List of Authors

    Seiten 309 - 314
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21 March 2019, 314 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3637-6

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Reinhart Kößler, University of the Free State, South Africa

Diana Sahrai

Diana Sahrai, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, School of Education, Basel, Switzerland
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Book title
Education and Development in Afghanistan Challenges and Prospects
transcript Verlag
kart., Klebebindung, 36 SW-Abbildungen, 4 Farbabbildungen
Commodity Group
EDU034000 EDU040000 SOC026000 POL033000
Release date
21 March 2019
Globalisierung, Politik, Bildung
Sociology, Political Sciences, Cultural Sciences, Developmental Aid, Educational Sciences
Afghanistan, Education, Educational Policy, Developmental Policy, Limitations of Educations, Culture, Peace, Development, State, Government, Society, Politics, Globalization, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Development

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