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A Review of Bringing Systems Thinking to Iranian Schools through Games and Stories
The social development and economic flourishing of a society depends on its capability of planning and the level of success in implementing those plans. Since today’s children will be tomorrow’s planners and decision makers, it is our duty to educate a capable young generation in whose hands lay the prosperity of our future society.
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The Iranian Studies Group has joined the U.S. Census Bureau’s Partnership Program in order to promote the Census in the Iranian/Persian Community.
In 2010, the U.S. census will define different dimensions of the American nation. Taken every 10 years, the census affects political representation and directs the allocation of billions of dollars in government funding. As a 2010 Census partner, organizations can educate their community about the importance of participating in this historic event and help ensure no one is left uncounted. For more information about 2010 Census click here.
According to the previous Census in 2000, the population of Iranian-American community is about 390,000 (click here for more info). Many believe that this is an underestimate. Therefore, in order to obtain an accurate estimate, a greater participation of Iranian-American community is required.
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Iranian Studies Group at MIT invites you to take part in our second research survey, focusing on Iranian skilled individuals migration, the so called "brain drain" phenomenon.
In 2004, we published a report based on our analysis of US census data on the socio-economic status of Iranian-Americans. Following that study, we conducted an opinion survey to learn more about the characteristics of Iranians in the U.S., the results of which are reported in multiple publications available at our website: http://isgmit.org/.
a) a student of Iranian descent studying abroad at the undergraduate and graduate levels and you have completed at least your high school degree in Iran.
b) an Iranian descendant holding an academic degree, employed in a country outside Iran and have completed at least your high school degree in Iran.
Please follow the link below and fill out the survey. It is anonymous, takes less than 15 minutes, and is a valuable source of information for improving the understanding about our community:
Iranian Studies Group at MIT, 2007-2008 general operating expenses: PARSA CF has awarded $5,000 to the group to promote Iranian civil society by conducting research on issues related to Iranian native and diaspora societies.