Higher Education In The Gulf

Problems and Prospects

Edited by K.E. Shaw

Higher Education In The Gulf
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Edited by K.E. Shaw

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240 pages | 9 x 6
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780859895156 Published January 1997 For sale in North and South America only
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.
Contents
Introduction, K.E. Shaw 

1. Gulf Higher Education: Overview from the West and Some Themes for Research, K.E. Shaw

2. Internal Evaluation in Higher Education: Towards a Model for Third World Countries, Nathir G. Sara, Professor of Educational Administration, University of Bahrein

3. Quantifiable and Unquantifiable Costs and Benefits of Higher Education in an Arab Gulf Context, Kamil Mahdi, Centre for Arab Gulf Studies, University of Exeter 

4. Strategic Studies in the Gulf, A. Rathmell, Centre for Arab Gulf Studies, University of Exeter

5. The Dialogue of Ink, Blood and Water: Higher Education in Iraq, Progress and Problems, A.J. Allaq, University of Sana'a, Yemen

6. Higher Education in Oman: Its Development and Prospects, M. al-Shibiny, Dean, College of Education and Islamic Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

7. Higher Education in the UAE: History and Prospects, Khalifa al-Suwaidi, Faculty of Education, UAE University

8. Prospects of Higher Education in the UAE: The Higher Colleges of Technology, S. al-Jassim, Director, Communications and Manpower, Higher Colleges of Technology

9. Sudanese Influences on Gulf Higher Education, H.O. Ahmed, Institute of African and Asian Studies, University of Khartoum

10. Omanisation and Faculty Development in Oman, F.N. al-Farsi, Director, Staff Development, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

11. Faculty and Administration in Oman, Khalifa al-Saadi, Administration, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

12. Curriculum and Teacher Training in the UAE, H.A. al-Banna, Head of Planning, Sharjah Police
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