Higher Education in the Gulf

Higher Education in the Gulf

Author: Ken E. Shaw

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 0859895157

Category: Education

Page: 246

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This book will be of value to those in the West and in the Middle East with an interest in the contemporary state of the higher educational system in the region and in comparative education in general. It concentrates on the Gulf, but the problems of control, development, curriculum and purpose in higher education are general throughout the Middle East. Its contributors are mainly academics working in universities in the Gulf region. Higher Education in the Gulf stresses the need for engagement with the problems of the Gulf States as developing countries and the roles which practical, locally-based research can play in promoting balanced, self-reliant development. For too long work in the West relating to the Gulf has concentrated on oil, military and political issues, and this book looks beyond these to the neglected areas of social, cultural and human capital aspects of modernisation. It is deliberately intended to suggest and promote research.

Globalisation and Higher Education in the Arab Gulf States

Globalisation and Higher Education in the Arab Gulf States

Author: Gari Donn

Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781873927311

Category: Education

Page: 176

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In our knowledge-based world, the societies that prosper are the ones that generate knowledge - through research, through the interwoven relationship between the academe and funded research bodies and with industry. They are the new ‘centre’. It is strange indeed to think of the countries of the Arab Gulf States as the ‘periphery’. But, as the authors of this book argue very persuasively, by importing a ‘baroque arsenal’ of increasingly sophisticated and costly educational programmes, the Arab Gulf States consume other countries’ knowledge and products, all of which are of declining utility and sustainability. Whilst universities contribute to the culture and political life of modern society, the authors ask - where in the Arab Gulf States is there capacity building, knowledge generation and the culture of imaginative ideas that lie at the root of any civilisation? By following a ‘magistracy’ on a global journey through regions, nations and into institutions, their answers are intended to inform and to urge the Arab Gulf region into promoting education for its own self determination and even its survival.

The Past, Present, and Future of Higher Education in the Arabian Gulf Region

The Past, Present, and Future of Higher Education in the Arabian Gulf Region

Author: Awad Ibrahim

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000644111

Category: Education

Page: 260

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This edited volume contributes a novel understanding of the past, present, and future of higher education across the six countries which make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Against the backdrop of intense political, ideological, and epistemological disruptions across the Arabian Gulf Region over the last two decades, this volume adopts critical comparative perspectives in order to chart the history, present day, and future realities of higher education in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait. By focusing on dynamics relating to neoliberalism, and using the notions of ‘tensionality’ and ‘locality’ to situate topics such as curricula, policies, practices, the volume engages with current discourses, controversies, and themes such as the internationalization and marketization of high education in these countries. In doing so, the book offers a theoretical framework to enable greater understanding of the contemporary functioning of higher education in the Arabian Gulf Region. This text will benefit scholars, academics, and students in the fields of higher education and international and comparative education more broadly. Those involved with educational policy and politics, and Middle Eastern studies in general will also benefit from this volume.

Higher Education Revolutions in the Gulf

Higher Education Revolutions in the Gulf

Author: Fatima Badry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134450121

Category: Education

Page: 236

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Over the past quarter century, the people of the Arabian Peninsula have witnessed a revolutionary transformation in higher education. In 1990, there were fewer than ten public universities that offered their Arabic-language curricula in sex-segregated settings to national citizens only. In 2015, there are more than one hundred public, semi-public, and private colleges and universities. Most of these institutions are open to expatriates and national citizens; a few offer gender integrated instruction; and the language of instruction is much more likely to be in English than Arabic. Higher Education Revolutions in the Gulf explores the reasons behind this dramatic growth. It examines the causes of the sharp shift in educational practices and analyses how these new systems of higher education are regulated, evaluating the extent to which the new universities and colleges are improving quality. Questioning whether these educational changes can be sustained, the book explores how the new curricula and language policies are aligned with official visions of the future. Written by leading scholars in the field, it draws upon their considerable experiences of teaching and doing research in the Arabian Gulf, as well as their different disciplinary backgrounds (linguistics and economics), to provide a holistic and historically informed account of the emergence and viability of the Arabian Peninsula’s higher education revolutions. Offering a comprehensive, critical assessment of education in the Gulf Arab states, this book represents a significant contribution to the field and will be of interest to students and scholars of Middle East and Gulf Studies, and essential for those focused on higher education.

Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Arabian Gulf States

Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Arabian Gulf States

Author: Abdellatif Sellami

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000789416

Category: Education

Page: 181

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This book takes a closer look at the relation between current issues and trends in higher education and scientific research in the Arab World and in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states of Qatar and United Arab Emirates (UAE). This thoroughly researched text traces the development of higher education in the GCC area as it continues to be positioned in an intersection of international and local factors. The text further articulates the pivotal political and cultural influences that act as real and perceived barriers towards the advancement of key fields. The chapters analyze the current policy trends, structures, and coping alternatives in addressing higher education challenges, whilst also providing comparative first-hand texts with the other Arab states in the region. By drawing focus on the GCC area, the text identifies the crucial factors that hamper learning and research performance. The book serves as an invaluable discussion on the implications for policy makers and HEIs in relation to the eponymous regions and other Arab states in the GCC area. Enhancing understanding of the scope, scale, and complexity of higher education and scientific research in the GCC area, the book will be of interest to academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the fields of educational policy, comparative and international education and higher education.

Higher Education Revolutions in the Gulf

Higher Education Revolutions in the Gulf

Author: FATIMA. WILLOUGHBY BADRY (JOHN.)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367866986

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 236

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Higher Education Revolutions in the Gulf explores the reasons behind this dramatic growth. It examines the causes of the sharp shift in educational practices and analyses how these new systems of higher education are regulated, evaluating the extent to which the new universities and colleges are improving quality. Questio

The Future of Higher Education in the Twentieth Century in the Arab World and the Gulf Countries and the Prospects of Its Development (English Edition)

The Future of Higher Education in the Twentieth Century in the Arab World and the Gulf Countries and the Prospects of Its Development (English Edition)

Author: Karim Al-Zubaidi

Publisher:

ISBN: 1789554039

Category:

Page: 246

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Now we are in the 21st century and it is necessary to develop a detailed study on how to develop higher education in Iraq, the Gulf states and the Middle East in general to be in line with developed countries and try to reduce the gap between those countries and developing worlds in the future in the twenty first century. The book includes an analytical study of the reality of higher education and scientific research in the Arab countries in terms of the structures of higher education,

Higher Education in the Gulf

Higher Education in the Gulf

Author: Reynaldo Gacho Segumpan

Publisher:

ISBN: 1032004371

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 182

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"This edited volume examines the drivers of higher education in the Gulf region. It examines contemporary pedagogical, management, strategic, and relevant issues on quality education that confront higher education institutions"--

Higher Education Investment in the Arab States of the Gulf

Higher Education Investment in the Arab States of the Gulf

Author: Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf

Publisher:

ISBN: 3959940122

Category:

Page: 256

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Over the last half-century, the GCC states have invested on a huge scale in higher education, but the stated commitment to internationally recognized excellence has also to come to terms with tradition. These pressure points are examined here in a number of comparative studies, and cover among other topics: - higher education as soft power to promote regional or global influence - intense reliance on foreign instructors - citizen entitlements - badu and hadar divisions - gender separation - different visions of language of instruction - marginalization of foreign students and faculty outside work - branch campuses of foreign universities Despite efforts to train and employ nationals, the vast majority of health workers remain non-local, and major challenges remain in fields such as science and technology. Expenditure has not always led to the effective reform of underperforming educational systems, and institutions often fall short of their world-class aspirations. The studies in this book explore ways of making institutions better realise the balance between global and local.