Episode 10: The Transformation of Education in Iran (Part Two)
This episode continues our interview with Dr. Moojan Momen on the transformation of education in Iran by the Persian Baha'i community in the early part of the 20th century - perhaps our best example yet of society building in action. This episode explores the impact of the Baha'i schools in Iran and the circumstances leading to the closure of the schools in 1934.
This episode continues our interview with eminent Baha'i historian, Dr. Moojan Momen, on the transformation of education in Iran facilitated by the Persian Baha'i community's network of over 60 schools spread throughout the nation. At a time when Iran was almost entirely illiterate, the literacy rate in the Baha'i community was near universal. It's a remarkable story. In this episode we explore the impact this network of schools had in Iran - and the circumstances that led to their closure by imperial decree in 1934.