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Education: Vocational: Iran
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The period between the latter part of the nineteenth and the early twentieth century witnessed the primary attempts at Westernization and secularization of the Iranian education system (Nassehy 1979, 41, Banani 1961, 86). An important effect of Western influence on Iranian education was the introduction of vocational-technical schools, mostly by foreign missions, from 1906 onward (Maviddat 2001, 50). Until 1953, however, enrollment in these schools was confined to men. In this year a group of Am…

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Tabrizi, Guitty Nassehy, “Education: Vocational: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0255a>
First published online: 2009

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