Members - Bashshur, Munir

Bashshur, Munir

Ph.D. in Comparative Education University of Chicago, U.S.A., 1964

Professor, Department of Education

American University of Beirut

Comparative Education and Policy Studies


 (2010): Bashshur, M. “Observations from the Edge of the Deluge: Are We Going Too Far, Too Fast in Our Educational Transformtion in the Arab Gulf?”, in Abi-Mershed, Osama (ed.) Trajectories of Education in the Arab World, Routledge, N.Y. (pp 247-272).



(2009):Bashshur,M. “Curriculum in Arab States: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”, in Boujaoude, Saouma and Zoubeida Dagher: The World of Science Education: Arab States, Sense Publishers, Roterdam/Boston/Taipei, (pp 11-25).



(2008): Bashshur, M. “Curriculum Structures of  Higher Education in Arab States”, Al-Mustaqbal Al-Arabi , No. 355, (pp25-50). 


(2007): Bashshur, M. “History Teaching and History Textbooks in Lebanon”, in Recep Kaymackcan and Oddbjorn Leirvik (eds.), Teaching For Tolerance in Muslim Majority Societies, DEM Press, Istanbul, pp. 190- 209.


(2006): Bashshur, M. (Joint Editor) L’enseignement superieur dans le monde arabe: une question de niveau? Institut Francais du Proche-Orient, Beyrouth. 


(2006): Bashshur, M. “Standards of Quality of Higher Education in Lebanon” (pp 1-30), and  “Synthesis and Reflections: Have Standards of Higher Education Gone Up or Down in the Arab Countries?” (pp 203-214), in Bashshur & others (eds.).


(2006): Bashshur, M. (Joint Editor). L’enseignement superieur dans le monde arabe: Une question de niveau, Institut Francaise du Proche-Orient, Beyrouth.


(2005):  Bashshur, M. “Dualities and Entry Points in Attempts for Educational Reform in Arab Countries” [in Arabic] in Al-Amin, Adnan (ed.) Reform of General Education in Arab Countries, Lebanese Association for Educational Studies, Beirut, pp 277-297.


(2005): Bashshur, M. “Quality Control in Higher Education in Arab States: An Overview” [in Arabic], in Adnan Al-Amin, Quality Assurance in Arab Universities, Lebanese Association For Educational Studies, Beirut, pp 113-180.


(2004): Bashshur, M. “The Education of Arab Children: A Framework for First Grade Elementary Students” [in Arabic], in Journal of Arab Children, Kuwait Society for the Advancement of Children, vol 5, No 20, pp.52-72.


(2004): Bashshur, M. Higher Education in the Arab States, Unesco Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States, Beirut.


(2003): Bashshur, M. “Present Patterns of Education in Arab Countries: Contribution to Knowledge Society” [in Arabic] in UNDP, Arab Human Development Report , (38 pages); (a commissioned background paper).


(2003): Bashshur, M. "The Deepening Cleavage in the Educational System (of Lebanon)”, in Hanf, Theodor and Nawaf Salam (eds.), Lebanon in Limbo, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden, pp 159-179. 


(2002): Bashshur, M. “School Twinning as a Reform Tool from the Base up” [in Arabic] in UNESCO (Lebanon); Seminar on Cooperation among Educational Institutions for Quality Improvement in Lebanon, Beirut. pp. 2-11 and 25-49.


(2002): Bashshur, M. (Ed.) Cooperation between Educational Institutions for Improving the Quality of Education in Lebanon. Beirut: Unesco.


(1999): Bashshur, M. “Educational Politics and Religion in the Nineties: Lebanon since Ta’if”, in Theodor Hanf (ed.), Dealing with Differences, Nomos Verlagsgesellscaft, Baden-Baden, Germany. pp. 213-216.


(1999): Bashshur, M. [ed.], The State and Education in Lebanon, Beirut, The Lebanese Association for Educational Studies.


(1999): Bashshur, M. "State and Education in France and England" [in Arabic], in: Bashshur, M. [ed.], The State and Education in Lebanon, Beirut, The Lebanese Association for Educational Studies, pp. 39-103.


(June 1997): Bashshur, M. "Views and Observations on Some Attempts in Planning and Developing Educational Strategies in Arab Countries" [in Arabic], Arab Journal of Education, Vol. 17, No.1, pp. 38-74.


(1997): Bashshur, M. "Views from the History and Geography of Higher Education in Lebanon" [in Arabic], Etudes Libanaises, 3/4, Autumn/Winter 1997, pp. 121-141.


(1997): Bashshur, M. "Higher Education in Lebanon: A Historical Review" [in Arabic], in: El-Amine, Adnan [directed by], Higher Education in Lebanon, Beirut, The Lebanese Association for Educational Studies, pp. 39-103. 


(1995): Bashshur, M. "Quality of Basic Education in Arab States" [in Arabic], in: El-Amine, Adnan [ed.], Planning for Improving Quality of Basic Education in Arab States, Beirut, UNESCO, pp. 135-164.


(1995): Bashshur, M. Arab Education: Education in the Arab World in the 21st Century [in Arabic], Beirut, Nelson Publishers, 110p.


 (1993): Bashshur, M. "The Education in the 21st Century: Questions and Suggestions Regarding the Arab World" [in Arabic], Proceeding of the UNESCO Regional Office for the Arab World, and the Faculty of Environmental Health AUB, Beirut, pp. 151-204.


(1992): Bashshur, M. "Education and the Secular-Religious Debate: Illustrations from Lebanon", Gustave E. Von Grunebaum monograph series, Center for the Near Eastern Studies, UCLA, Los Angeles, 24p.


(1990): Bashshur, M. "Education in Palestine in the Post-Catastrophe Period 1948 - 1985" [in Arabic], in Palestinian Encyclopedia Part II, Vol. III, Beirut, pp. 79-155.