Main Challenges in Education in Iran

Quarterly Journal of Educational Innovations, No. 24, Spring 2008

Education is a process by which the students’ body, mind, heart, and personality are formed. It is a lifelong and continual process with which everyone is in need of updating his/her knowledge and skills on a regular basis from the childhood to the elderly period. Education and training today, has become an integral part of one’s personal, social, cultural, and working life. It takes place in a myriad of contexts: in general education, in specialized education, on the job training, in higher education, or even at home by the media and the Internet. Schools are highly complex environments and public education is an enormously complex undertaking. To think otherwise is to ignore the cultural, social, political, and economic influences that come to school with every child, teacher, administrator, and education related program and organization.