Higher Education Transformation in Pakistan: Political and Economic Instability
Hayward, Fred M., International Educator
THE NEWS about Pakistan over the last few years has been dominated by reports of political turmoil, terrorism, religious fundamentalism, economic decline, and the Afghan War. What has been missed is the phenomenal transformation in higher education over the last six years, which represents a critical development for Pakistan and a potential engine for growth and national recovery.
Higher education in Pakistan has suffered from decades of neglect. It was among the world's laggards with only 2.6 percent of university-age students attending higher education in 2001. A mere 23 percent of university faculty had Ph.D.s, little research took place, teaching was not emphasized, the …
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Publication information: Article title: Higher Education Transformation in Pakistan: Political and Economic Instability. Contributors: Hayward, Fred M. - Author. Magazine title: International Educator. Volume: 18. Issue: 3 Publication date: May/June 2009. Page number: 24+. © NAFSA : ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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