“The overall picture that emerges is one of a majority of students still supportive of “the system” and a strongly opposed minority intent on exploiting the advantages it offers.”
AREU education research has focused on both students and teachers as the country rebuilds and expands its educational infrastructure.
In 2004, AREU conducted a situational analysis of teacher education as part of the Teacher Education Programme (TEP), a multi-party project spearheaded by the Afghan ministries of education and higher education and supported by various international development organisations.
A 2010 briefing paper examined the dynamics of student politics in Afghan universities, revealing how patronage networks among the campus arms of political parties are accompanied by a small but growing tendency towards radicalisation. In addition, two 2010 papers focussing on the development of Afghanistan’s National Education Strategic Plan can be found as part of the Policy Process research project.