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Ideen und Realitäten von Universitäten

Edited By Marc Fabian Buck and Marcel Kabaum

Dieser Band versammelt aktuelle Bestandsaufnahmen, historische Befunde und Kontroversen zu Universitäten und anderen higher education institutions (HEIs). Dabei wird nicht die Differenz zwischen einer Idee und deren gern konträr dargestellter Realität thematisiert – oder gar bedauert. Ideen und Realitäten steht vielmehr für die zeitliche und räumliche Diversität eines systematisch vergleichbaren Konzeptes.
Die Beiträge betrachten die jeweils spezifische Ausformung aus nationaler, kritisch-funktionaler bzw. ideengeschichtlicher Perspektive sowie ihre Funktionen, ihre (narrative) Idee oder die Kritik an Hochschulen.

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Anthony Welch and Attaullah Wahidyar: Evolution, Revolution, Reconstruction:The interrupted Development of Higher Education in Afghanistan

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Anthony Welch and Attaullah Wahidyar Evolution, Revolution, Reconstruction: The interrupted Development of Higher Education in Afghanistan “It is imperative for the development and prosperity of the nation, and to ensure stability and security around the country, that you do your uttermost and you should know that success and progress of the country depends on the wealth of education, and that wealth and influence cannot happen without agriculture and trade and industries, while flourishing of these require education of the public. My son, our nation is taking its first steps toward development, and members of our nation do not persevere towards education. I wish from my heart that you put your efforts into establishing schools throughout Afghanistan, with same disciplines that exist around the world. However such high ambitions will not bear fruit in the short run, for they need gradual development. It is up to you to pay your utmost attention to it during your reign, I believe that it is your holiest of duties. Create a zest for education in your nation and open the door to our aim and wish.” (King) Abdur Rahman Khan to his eldest son and successor Habibullah Khan. “In Afghanistan, men of knowledge of any kind had the respect of the common people.” Sayd Bahaouddin Majrooh One of the first casualties of war, it is said, is truth. On occasion, a second casualty is history. Episodes such as that of Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, in which much of its history, including that of...

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