Two Minutes With Dr. Yahya:Snapshots On Education in the Arab World/3- لقطات حول التربية في العالم العربي


Basics of Science

دقيقتان مع الدكتور يحيى: أفكار للنهوض بالشعوب العربية ضمن مشروع  نهضوي للعرب.

Two Minutes With Dr. Yahya: series of articles in the Process of Philosophy of the Arab Manifesto on nation Building.

ضمن مقالات فلسفة المشروع العربي

The Philosophy of the Arab Manifesto

لقطات حول التربية في العالم العربي / 3

للدكاترة : حسن يحيى المجدلاوي
Snapshots On Education in the Arab World/3

Hasan Yahya, Ph.ds

Weaknesses
Education as we know, is the  first and foremost a human right and an end in itself for a civilised society. It is also, second, a means to enhance the well-being of society through its effects in improving health, increasing productivity and enhancing the participation of individuals in community affairs.

In the present time, Arabs themselves now identify a knowledge deficit as one of their major weaknesses at the beginning of the 21st century. But still drove the development of the scientific method away which is the basis of civilisation all over the world. In this regard, acivilization without making discoveries and codifing knowledge, remained weak, and cannot compete to survive in the world arena. Characteristics of such weaknesses are the lack of freedom, the lack of knowledge and the lack of women’s empowerment. These observed weaknesses gave a wake-up call to governments and scholars to give more attention to education, in theory and practice, but the Arab countries still far from achieving perfect status in literacy, innovation and discovery.

For many socio-political analysts,   the great difference between today’s campaigns for achieving educational goals  in the Arab region, as compared to some other parts of the world, they are passing the take-off according to Rostow, in building the  formal –public education.

The weaknesses of education may be summarized in the following points taking into consideration the practical consequences and their impaired manifestations, in some cases.

The first, politically speaking, the global trend of democratisation has had little impact in the Arab region, making for frustrated populations.

Followed by the second weakness, freedom of expression and freedom of association are very limited, exacerbating the frustrations.

Third, depending on the first weakness, the poverty and its corollary of unemployment. About one in five Arabs live on less than two dollars a day and economic growth at an annual 0.5% is dismal. Unless growth can be accelerated, the current figure of 12 million unemployed could rise to 25 million by 2010.

Fourth, concerning literacy and among women, more than half the Arab women are illiterate
Fifth and related to this, women’s political and economic participation remains the lowest in the world (with only 3.5% of all seats in parliaments).

Sixth, and a symbol of this lack of engagement with the modern world, only 1.2% of the population uses a PC and 0.6% of the population uses the Internet.

Seven, communication, post services and telephone line access in the countries are barely organized on logical reasoning, and modern management rules and methods. For example, telephones users are one-fifth that of the developed world, which may contribute in failing  attempts to hinder Arabs to work perfectly in these areas. Even though some Arab countries have achieved success in some areas, the majority of them still applying traditional methods of management.

And finally, the traditional perceptions and ways of dealing with resources management (human and natural) are open areas for corruption, mismanagement, personal conflict in terms of social classes which may lead to  lack of identity loyalty and dignity. Compared with weapon  budgets, for example, percentage of education budgets remained very low.   (525 words) To be continued/4

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About Arab American Encyclopedia-USA - Hasan Yahya

HASAN YAHYA was born at a small village called Majdal-YaFa (Majdal Sadiq) in Mandate Palestine (1944). He migrated as a refugee to Mes-ha, a village east of Kufr Qasim, west of Nablus (in the West Bank), then moved with his family to Zarka, 25 km north of Amman – Jordan. He finished the high school at Zarka Secondary School, 1963. He was appointed as a teacher in the same year. Studied Law first at Damascus University, then B.A from Lebanon University in Arabic literature and Eastern Cultures (1975). He moved to Kuwait. Where he got married in 1967. He was working at Kuwait Television, taught at bilingual School, and Kuwait University. In 1982, Hasan left to the United States to continue his education at Michigan State University. He got the Master Degree in 1983, the Ph.D degree in 1988 in Education (Psychology of Administration ). In 1991, He obtained his post degree in Social research, the result was a second Ph.D degree in Comparative sociology-Social Psychology. He was the only Arab student who enrolled ever to pursue two simultaneous Ph.D programs from Michigan State University and fulfill their requirements perfectly. Professor Yahya employment history began as a supervisor of a joint project to rehabilitate Youth (inmates out of prison) by Michigan State University and Intermediate School Districts. Worked also as a Teacher Assistant and lecturer in the same university. He was offered a position at Lansing Community College as well as Jackson Community College where he was assistant professor, then associate professor, then full professor (1991-2006). He taught Sociology, psychology, education, criminology and research methods. He supervised 19 Master and Ph.D candidates on various personal, economic psychological and social development topics. Professor Yahya published Hundreds (1000 Plus on this site) of articles and research reports in local, regional, and international journals. His interest covers local, regional and global conflicts. He also authored, translated, edited and published over 280 plus books in several languages, in almost all fields especial education, sociology and psychology. These books can be found on Amazon and Kindle. He also, was a visiting professor at Eastern Michigan University to give Research Methods and Conflict Management courses. Prof. Yahya accepted an offer to join Zayed University Faculty Team in 1998, then he served as the Head of Education and Psychology Department at Ajman University of Science and Technology 2001-04. Dr. Yahya established several institutes in Diaspora, the Arab American Encyclopedia, Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi Project, (Revival of Arab Heritage in Diaspora.Recently he was nominated for honorary committee member for the Union of Arab and Muslim Writers in America. He was affiliated with sociological associations and was a member of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) at USA. Social Activities and Community Participation: Dr. Yahya was a national figure on Diversity and Islamic Issues in the United States, with special attention to Race Relations and Psychology of Assimilation (generations 1,2 &3). He was invited as a public speaker to many TV shows and interviews in many countries. His philosophy includes enhancing knowledge to appreciate the others, and to compromise with others in order to live peacefully with others. This philosophy was the backgrounds of his theory, called “ Theory C. of Conflict Management”. And developed later to a Science of Cultural Normalization under the title: “Crescentology. The results of such theory will lead to world peace depends on a global Knowledge, Understanding, appreciation, and Compromising (KUAC)” Recently Prof. Yahya started "Publish your book FREE Project", to serve young Arab Writers. Dr. Yahya accepted the offer to be the chief editor of the International Humanities Studies Journal -I-H-S-Jerusalem, since July 2014. (Revised Sept. 2014) ولد الدكتور حسن عبدالقادر يحيى في مجدل يابا من أعمال يافا – فلسطين عام 1944. تلقى علومه الابتدائية في مدرسة بديا الأميرية في الضفة الغربية أيام احتوائها ضمن المملكة الأدردنية الهاشمية وتخرج في جامعة بيروت حاملاً الإجازة في اللغة العربية وآدابها، ودبلوم التأهيل التربوي من كلية القديس يوسف بلبنان، ودبلوم الدراسات العليا (الماجستير) ودكتوراة في الإدارة التربوية من جامعة ولاية ميشيغان بالولايات المتحدة عام 1988، وشهادة الدكتوراه في علم الاجتماع المقارن من الجامعة نفسها عام 1991. عمل في التدريس والصحافة الأدبية. أديب وشاعر وقاص ، ,كما عمل في تلفزيون الكويت الرسمي كمعد ومنسق برامج ثم اتجه إلى الكتابة والتأليف في علوم كثيرة تخص علمي النفس والاجتماع والتنمية البشرية ، والتغير الاجتماعي والسكان وألف ونشر العديد من المقالات (1000 +) والكتب باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية (أكثر من 330 كتابا) ، منها ست مجموعات قصصية وست كتب للأطفال ، وأربع دواوين شعرية باللغتين أيضا. وعدد من كتب التراث في الشعر والأدب والأخلاق الإسلامية والتربية والأديان . وهو الآن أستاذ متقاعد في جامعة ولاية ميشيغان. . وكان عضوا سابقا في جمعية العلماء المسلمين في أمريكا . وجمعية علماء الاجتماع الأمريكية - ميشيغان، وهو مؤسس الموسوعة العربية الأمريكية في الولايات المتحدة ضمن مشروع إحياء التراث العربي في بلاد المهجرز كما تم ترشيحه مؤخرا ليكون عضو مجلس التحرير لمجلة الدراسات الإنسانية العالمية. وقد قبل أن يتسلم رئاسة تحريرها اعتبارا من نهاية يونيو 2014 His email: askdryahya@yahoo.com Thank you!
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