Higher Education In The Middle East And North Africa

Author: Yew Meng Lai
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811010560
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Higher Education In The Middle East And North Africa from the Author: Yew Meng Lai. This book explores the prospects for higher education development in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. Adopting a South-South perspective (from the viewpoint of a developing country), it seeks to promote a deeper understanding of this colourful and highly diverse, yet volatile region. As such, it examines six selected MENA countries that serve as case studies for identifying the gaps and challenges as well as their potentials in terms of higher education development. Based on expert interviews and focus-group discussions with more than 85 individuals across the six countries and complemented by related facts and figures from both international and national documents, it presents an in-depth discussion and analysis of the countries’ respective political, security, and economic situations. These serve as preconditions for the cultivation of an environment conducive to facilitating the advancement of higher education. It also provides a critical overview of higher education in these countries, notably in terms of the current national system, legislative framework, accreditation, quality assurance, recognition concerns, and other critical issues that enable and/or constrain the development of their respective higher education sectors, and that of the region, as a whole.

Higher Education In The Middle East And North Africa

Author: Yew Meng Lai
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811010545
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Higher Education In The Middle East And North Africa from the Author: Yew Meng Lai. This book explores the prospects for higher education development in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. Adopting a South-South perspective (from the viewpoint of a developing country), it seeks to promote a deeper understanding of this colourful and highly diverse, yet volatile region. As such, it examines six selected MENA countries that serve as case studies for identifying the gaps and challenges as well as their potentials in terms of higher education development. Based on expert interviews and focus-group discussions with more than 85 individuals across the six countries and complemented by related facts and figures from both international and national documents, it presents an in-depth discussion and analysis of the countries’ respective political, security, and economic situations. These serve as preconditions for the cultivation of an environment conducive to facilitating the advancement of higher education. It also provides a critical overview of higher education in these countries, notably in terms of the current national system, legislative framework, accreditation, quality assurance, recognition concerns, and other critical issues that enable and/or constrain the development of their respective higher education sectors, and that of the region, as a whole.

English Language Education Policy In The Middle East And North Africa

Author: Robert Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319467786
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English Language Education Policy In The Middle East And North Africa from the Author: Robert Kirkpatrick. This volume offers insights on English language education policies in Middle Eastern and North African countries, through state-of-the-art reports giving clear assessments of current policies and future trends, each expertly drafted by a specialist. Each chapter contains a general description of English education polices in the respective countries, and then expands on how the local English education policies play out in practice in the education system at all levels, in the curriculum, in teaching, and in teacher training. Essays cover issues such as the balance between English and the acquisition of the national language or the Arabic language, as well as political, cultural, economic and technical elements that strengthen or weaken the learning of English. This volume is essential reading for researchers, policy makers, and teacher trainers for its invaluable insights in the role of each of the stakeholders in the implementation of policies.

Advances In Engineering Education In The Middle East And North Africa

Author: Mahmoud Abdulwahed
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319153234
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Advances In Engineering Education In The Middle East And North Africa from the Author: Mahmoud Abdulwahed. This book provides a collection of the latest advances in engineering education in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and sheds insights for future development. It is one of the first books to address the lack of comprehensive literature on undergraduate engineering curricula, and stimulates intellectual and critical discourse on the next wave of engineering innovation and education in the MENA region. The authors look at recent innovations through the lens of four topics: learning and teaching, curriculum development, assessment and accreditation, and challenges and sustainability. They also include analyses of pedagogical innovations, models for transforming engineering education, and methods for using technological innovations to enhance active learning. Engineering education topics on issues such as construction, health and safety, urban design, and environmental engineering in the context of the MENA region are covered in further detail. The book concludes with practical recommendations for implementations in engineering education. This is an ideal book for engineering education academics, engineering curriculum developers and accreditation specialists, and deans and leaders in engineering education.

Prospects For Middle Eastern And North African Economies

Author: Nemat Shafik
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349261378
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Prospects For Middle Eastern And North African Economies from the Author: Nemat Shafik. Economic prospects for the countries of the Middle East and North Africa are assessed in light of the changing world economy, increasing integration of trade and financial markets, greater needs for educated labour, and growing concerns about poverty and environmental degradation. Cross-country papers on thematic topics by international scholars are presented. The need for major economic reforms is emphasized if the region is to use greater integration in the world economy as the basis for generating growth and jobs and reducing poverty.

Higher Education Exchange Between America And The Middle East In The Twenty First Century

Author: Teresa Brawner Bevis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137568631
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Higher Education Exchange Between America And The Middle East In The Twenty First Century from the Author: Teresa Brawner Bevis. Following a brief review of the historical background, Higher Education Exchange between America and the Middle East in the Twenty-First Century continues the higher education story with the events of 9/11. It describes the changes in US immigration policy and the implementation of student tracking systems, and their subsequent impact on Middle Eastern enrollments in US colleges and universities. Bevis also provides an overview of American study abroad in the Middle East, a chapter on Middle Eastern leaders who were schooled in America, an update on current enrollments, and a discussion of issues and trends from respected professionals in the field as we approach mid-century.

Higher Education Exchange Between America And The Middle East Through The Twentieth Century

Author: Teresa Brawner Bevis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137568607
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Higher Education Exchange Between America And The Middle East Through The Twentieth Century from the Author: Teresa Brawner Bevis. Higher Education Exchange between America and the Middle East through the Twentieth Century reveals the inspirations behind post-war initiatives such as AMIDEAST and the Fulbright Program and their impacts on education exchange. Brawner discusses enrollments by country and the factors that influenced education exchange through the end of the twentieth century. Included throughout are stories of individuals who helped shape the rich and volatile history of America's academic connections with the Middle East.