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Development and planning of the education system in Iraq 1958 - 1982

Saed, Afaf Abduljabbar

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Afaf Abduljabbar Saed



Abstract

Iraq is fortunate in comparison to many other developing countries. It possesses a diversity of renewable natural resources, in addition to oil and capital formation, which can utilized to educate the public and raise standards of living to aid the development of the national economy. However, a major problem impeding the achievement of this objective is the country's lack of qualified people and skilled labour to carry out the process of national development.
The central purpose of this study is to explore the potential need for the integration of education and national development and to study the development and planning of the education system during the period 1958-1982.
The study points out that although the development and planning of the education system in Iraq has increased noticeably during the last decade, the goal of producing trained human resources to meet the challenges posed by accelerating modernization has not been sufficiently realized, because, while the present institutions of education have had positive impact on development programmes they have failed to provide the manpower needs for socio-economic development. The significance of this study results from the need to investigate the problems of education and the status of human resources in relation to the complex process of implementing development programmes in the country.

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Saed, A. A. (1986). Development and planning of the education system in Iraq 1958 - 1982

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