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229. Educational Reform in the First Decade of Slovenian Political Pluralism

Since 1990, the Slovenian educational system has been undergoing continuous reform, stimulated by three major social incentives: introduction of political pluralism and market economy (1990); Slovenia's independence (1991); and, Slovenia's preparation for membership in the European Union (2003/04). To prepare and implement the reform, the Parliament and the Ministry of Education and Sport established a large and complex administrative apparatus with several permanent institutions and temporary commissions.

170. New Trends In East European Higher Education

Structural reform of higher education in Eastern and Central Europe since 1989 has been driven by the conviction that the university and academic research institutions inherited from the Soviet system are both economically inefficient and out of touch with society's needs. Leszek Balcerowicz, Poland's finance minister, expressed this view in a 1994 lecture, proposing the market as both the instrument of change and the standard by which innovation ought to be judged.

138. Persistent Problems of Transition: Higher Education Reform In Hungary

Transition in the Hungarian higher education system, begun with high hopes about ten years ago, has proven to be slow and difficult. Erno Zalai , professor and chair of mathematical economics and econometrics at the University of Economic Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, and a Wilson Center Guest Scholar, acknowledged that he and his colleagues greatly underestimated the magnitude of the political, economic, and cultural gap between East-Central Europe and Western Europe.

Hong Kong Conference Report: Sections 2-4 (English)

Section II: NGO Networking and Partnering

  • Networking and Partnering Strategies of NGOs in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong
  • The Green Citizen Action Alliance and the Anti-Nuclear Movement in Taiwan
  • Building Local Partnerships: the South-North Institute for Sustainable Development
  • The Changing Style of Environmental NGOs in Hong Kong

Section III: NGO Environmental Education Methods

Middle Eastern Women on the Move

Introduction
Haleh Esfandiari

Women, Information Technology, and Human Development
Mahnaz Afkhami

Zanan: Trials and Successes of a Feminist Magazine in Iran
Roza Eftekhari

The Art of Female Publishing
Mansoureh Ettehadieh

Is Reformist Politics Good for Iranian Women?
Farideh Farhi

From Program to Practice:Towards Women’s Meaningful and Effective Political Participation in Jordan and Lebanon
Laurie King-Irani

Education Reform in Pakistan: Building for the Future

This volume takes a fresh look at one of the most pressing problems facing Pakistan today--its wholly inadequate education system. Until and unless Pakistan comes to grips with the many deficiencies in the manner in which it educates its young people, it is unlikely to be successful in creating a flourishing, prosperous, tolerant country. This Asia Program volume seeks to promote debate and encourage innovative thinking on the present and future of education in Pakistan. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Kenya – From Moi To Kibaki

Ambassador Johnnie Carson, a senior career American Foreign Service Officer and the most prominent Africanist in the U.S. Department of State, who has just returned from four years in Kenya as the United States envoy to that East African country, told an assemblage of U.S.

Development and Accountability: The Role of Independent Advisory Groups

The Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project—which has developed oil fields in southern Chad and constructed a 1,070 kilometer pipeline to transport the oil to Cameroon's Atlantic coast for shipment—is a unique extractive-resource endeavor that is designed to transform the economy of Chad while observing strict environmental and social standards.

The Rwandan Perspectives of the Great Lakes Crisis

A summary of the meeting with Patrick Mazimaka, Rwandan special envoy to the Great Lakes Region; Charles Muligande, Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) secretary-general; and Emmanuel Ndahiro, Rwandan presidential advisor on Security. Cosponsored by the Conflict Prevention and Africa projects of the Woodrow Wilson Center and Search for Common Ground.

Political Stability, Conflict Resolution, and Development in Southern Africa

Director's Forum with Joaquim Alberto Chissano, President of the Republic of Mozambique.

President Chissano emphasized the fact that peace and stability are prerequisites for economic development in Southern Africa. Mozambique, in its role as leader of the Southern African Development Community (SACD) Organ on Politics, Defence, and Security is leading the charge of creating the structures, mechanisms, and procedures for conflict prevention, resolution, and management, in accordance with the SADC Protocol on Politics, Defense, and Security.

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