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Pages: 3901-3907
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-695-3491-5
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain


L. Montaser1, M. Mortada2, S. Fawzy3

1Menoufiya University, Faculty of Medicine (EGYPT)
2Ministry of Mass Communication (EGYPT)
3Specialist in Pharmaceutical Sciences (EGYPT)
Education is milestone of every type of development. Education provides all knowledge to do any work with systematic way. With education any country develops his economy and society. Education is a key factor for a country development also reducing excesses in fertility rates, creating a social environment that improve productive investment, making workers more productive and voters more prepared. Agenda 21 was the first international document that identified education as an essential tool for achieving sustainable development and highlighted areas of action for education. Education develops the personality of the youth of nation. Education makes people perfect by providing large number of skills. A society of literate and skilled citizens has more chances of development at the economic and social levels. Education creates awareness in the population that makes them self-reliance and self-dependent. Education gives five major things to the nation's youth: (1) High thinking level. (2) High Logic Level. (3) High Knowledge level. (4) High Research level. (5) High Integration level. When we see unemployment and the general problems of youth in Egypt we all agree that these are areas which need to be deeply examined and analyzed especially in relation to our education system. Education is more than an economic investment: it is an essential input upon which life, development and the survival of man depend. Education is considered to have a strong correlation with social and economic development. In contemporary times when the focus is on the 'knowledge economy' the role of education becomes all the more important in the development of human capital. Education can reduce poverty and social injustice by providing the underprivileged resources and opportunities for upward social mobility and social inclusion. Higher education (HE) is necessary for the attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and for economic development in low and middle income countries. Higher education institutions (HEIs) have a critical role in supporting knowledge-driven economic growth strategies and the construction of democratic, socially cohesive societies. The role of higher education institutions and their staff in contributing to socio economic development has received greater attention in recent years from donors and development organizations. This shift acknowledges the importance of higher education in a range of areas vital for development, from research and development and innovation to the provision of high-quality training for professionals from fields as diverse as engineering, medicine, education, and finance. In Egypt, investment in public higher education to improve quality and access as well as equity, are needed. Improving the quality of higher education creates skilled persons who throughout their lives exchange and adapt ideas, create new ideas, raise economic productivity, while also contributing to broader development as these ideas contribute to better health, a cleaner environment, better government, and improved human welfare. The effects of higher education on broader development reasonably can be expected to be part of the impacts from improving public higher education in Egypt. A very major limitation to rapid development in Egypt has been and continues to be human resource development.
author = {Montaser, L. and Mortada, M. and Fawzy, S.},
series = {4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN12 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-695-3491-5},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {2-4 July, 2012},
year = {2012},
pages = {3901-3907}}
AU - L. Montaser AU - M. Mortada AU - S. Fawzy
SN - 978-84-695-3491-5/2340-1117
PY - 2012
Y1 - 2-4 July, 2012
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN12 Proceedings
SP - 3901
EP - 3907
ER -
L. Montaser, M. Mortada, S. Fawzy (2012) THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN DEVELOPMENT, EDULEARN12 Proceedings, pp. 3901-3907.