Islamic Republic of Iran

Special Reading Initiatives

The Fundamental Reform Document of Education in the Islamic Republic of Iran has identified 10 domains as key components of education and has defined educational goals, basic competencies, and special objectives for each subject area.12 Accordingly, Farsi textbooks are compiled with consideration of how the five components of knowledge, thinking, belief, ethics and morals, and practice relate to oneself, others, creation, and creator (God). The approach schools in Iran take to language instruction goes beyond teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing; it aims to foster and improve thinking skills such as critical reasoning.