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.

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.

Evaluation In Foreign Language Education In The Middle East And North Africa

Author: Sahbi Hidri
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319432346
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Evaluation In Foreign Language Education In The Middle East And North Africa from the Author: Sahbi Hidri. This book presents evaluation cases from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) context, investigating the various facets of evaluation in different parts of the MENA region and beyond. In 19 chapters, it explores cases from Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, Syria, the UAE, Turkey, Iran and Morocco. The book highlights the impact of evaluation on a range of stakeholders, arguing that it has repercussions at the individual, societal, economic, cultural and political levels, that it also has an ethical dimension, and that it is tailored to people’s needs, helping them to remain abreast of the effectiveness and efficiency of programs. Further, the book explores controversial issues concerning different evaluation themes, such as teacher and staff evaluation, assessment practices, text genre analysis evaluation, assessment of productive skills, textbook and ICT evaluation, evaluation of ELT certificates and programs, quality assurance, ESP needs analysis, assessment literacy, and dynamic assessment. It addresses key challenges, such as who the “right people” to implement evaluation are, and the appropriate use of evaluation results to avoid any misuse or harm to any stakeholder. In closing, the book calls for further research venues on the relevance of evaluation, testing and assessment in the MENA context and beyond.

Handbook Of Research On Higher Education In The Mena Region Policy And Practice

Author: Baporikar, Neeta
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466661992
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Handbook Of Research On Higher Education In The Mena Region Policy And Practice from the Author: Baporikar, Neeta. "This book examines the need for a paradigm shift in the area of post-secondary education and innovation in the emerging, yet relatively understudied, MENA region"--Provided by publisher.

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.

The Road Not Traveled

Author: Ahmed Galal
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821370629
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The Road Not Traveled from the Author: Ahmed Galal. "Education is a powerful force that can speed up economic growth, improve income distribution, facilitate social mobility, and reduce poverty. It can also improve the quality of life for citizens by contributing to longer life expectancy, lower fertility and infant mortality rates, and a more cohesive national identity. However, none of these positive outcomes are automatic. All too often, investment in education generates low returns to the individuals involved and society at large. Thus, while investment in education is a necessary condition for faster development and prosperity, it is by no means sufficient. This MENA flagship report explores whether past investments in education in the region have generated their maximum economic returns, and, if not, why they have failed to do so. Ultimately, the answers to these questions are being sought to help policymakers chart more fruitful strategies in the future." -- Overview (p. 1).