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Diane Ravitch on improving Higher Education in Pakistan


American historian of education, and now NYU professor, was called upon to make a comment on higher education in Pakistan in 2005.  The comment is just as relevant today as it was when made. Her complete article is given at http://dianeravitch.com/improvingstandards.html Below, I quote from her main observations/conclusions: The educational system of a nation is […]

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Academic Work: Arguments or Policy Advocacy?


Stanley Fish, the American literary theorist and legal scholar, argues that academic work is not policy advising.  The kind of questions that are raised in academic work may appear as policy relevant, but the driving force is not to seek solution to policy problems.  Rather, it is to wrestle with theoretical puzzles. Using a recent conference […]

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