Reforming Iraqi journalism and mass communication higher education: Adapting the UNESCO model curricula for journalism education to Iraqi higher education

John V. Pavlik, Peter D. Laufer, David P. Burns, Ramzi T. Ataya

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Abstract

Journalism and mass communication higher education in Iraq is well established but largely isolated from global developments since the 1970s. In the post-Iraq war period, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) implemented a multiyear project to work with the leadership of Iraqi higher education to help update the curriculum in journalism and mass communication in that country. This project adapted the UNESCO Model Curricula for Journalism Education to the evolving higher education environment in Iraq. The authors were funded by UNESCO to help facilitate the adoption and adaptation of the model curriculum to the unique situation in Iraq.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-285
Number of pages18
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Educator
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Education

Keywords

  • Developing countries
  • Iraq
  • Journalism education
  • UNESCO

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