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Architectural Education
 
Middle East Revolution and Architecture Education Reform
The recent radical revolutions by the people of the Middle East have reviled severe problems in these societies that have been resulted by corrupted and small dominated elite power groups. An important issue that I would like rise her is the architectural education. Architectural education system reflected the ruling powers policies, ideologies and interests. Therefore, the educated architects from these schools are trained and enforced to realize the elite group’s interests and policies that dominated the real needs of the communities for development. Therefore, I call for real and radical reform of educations systems and methods of architecture schools that can meet the new era in these societies.
This reforms should also be reflected in private and public building sectors in order to create a real change in the built environment of these new emerging hopes in these evolutional nations
Hoshiar Nooraddin
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Middle East Revolution and Architecture Education Reform
It is not just happened in Middle East. In China, it happens everyday (corruption). We can find tracks of corruption between private and state enterprises. There are no system, no righteousness, no fair, no responsibility, no sincerely and no honesty !! Even thought the gonvernor .... most likely they look for money, no exceptional in fresh graduates.
Wong James
Middle East Revolution and Architecture Education Reform
Hoshiar, James, What you describe are dysfunctional systems which generate corruption because they are dysfunctional, but which self-replicate because most of the people within these systems (through no fault of their own) become dysfunctional themselves.

Humans need systems, but systems which are flexible enough to reflect the needs of the majority while allowing the needs of the minority. In other words "No system can ever speak for the whole of the population, the whole of the time." because such a system would be totalitarian.

Therefore, the other options are: (a) "a system which speaks for the whole of the population some of the time",(b) "a system which speaks for some of the population, the whole of the time." and (c) "a system which speaks for some of the population, some of the time."

In other words, human systems are not neither absolute nor immutable.
Frank John Snelling
Middle East Revolution and Architecture Education Reform
@Frank:
That sounds like a totalitarian law.
@ Hoshiar:
Everything is possible as long as there is a strong will to do it. Probably what you are trying to achieve would be a part of Architectural? Jihad.
Zoheb Kherada
Middle East Revolution and Architecture Education Reform
I don't mean Architectural Jihad but a real reform of our architectural education system, public and private architectural sectors. But this cannot be done without real effort from all people who are involved in this sector or affected by it
Hoshiar Nooraddin
Middle East Revolution and Architecture Education Reform
Hoshiar, For change to be sustained and sustainable, change needs to be evolutionary rather than revolutionary. For instance, what has happened recently in the Middle East is a step on a journey and not an end in itself.
Frank John Snelling
Middle East Revolution and Architecture Education Reform
Frank, Any thing in history is a step. There is nothing the end. Therefore, the reform that I call for is a step that can improve architectural education system and practice any where in the world.
Hoshiar Nooraddin
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