Higher Education in Saudi Arabia: Achievements, Challenges by Larry Smith, Abdulrahman Abouammoh PDF

By Larry Smith, Abdulrahman Abouammoh

ISBN-10: 9400763204

ISBN-13: 9789400763203

ISBN-10: 9400763212

ISBN-13: 9789400763210

This publication offers the 1st academically rigorous description and important research of the better schooling approach within the country of Saudi Arabia, and of the imaginative and prescient, recommendations and coverage imperatives for the longer term improvement of Saudi universities. the govt of Saudi Arabia has famous in either coverage and perform the need of constructing its collage process to world-class general. considerably expanding entry and participation in larger schooling throughout quite a number conventional and non-traditional disciplines is at once appropriate to the longer term social and fiscal progress of the rustic. This publication addresses the way Saudi Arabia is relocating to strengthen a high quality college process that balances the necessity for college students to realize the information, abilities and ‘ways of doing’ essential to function successfully at the international degree whereas concurrently retaining and demonstrating the basic values of the Islamic faith and tradition.

The booklet offers an outline and significant research of the major elements of the Saudi greater schooling procedure, and of system-level responses to the demanding situations and possibilities dealing with Saudi universities. it's written by way of a workforce of Saudi teachers and authors of foreign status from non-Saudi universities so that it will offer either inner and exterior views on all concerns and to put details and concepts within the context of the foreign larger schooling scene.

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But what is more important is to have the system of universities within the country responding as a well-organised system to the larger idea of a ‘world-class university system’. The key successful element is to build a culture of quality in teaching, learning, research, and student as well faculty conduct. Ministry of Higher Education Strategies The Ministry of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia has supported and funded several projects and initiatives to enhance the quality and to improve the efficiency of public as well as private universities.

Internationalisation aspects of higher education, including efforts of Saudi universities to be more involved in all aspects of global higher education, including students as well as faculty mobility, and recognition of certificates and qualifications from other countries 4. Response to local needs as well as an international research agenda 24 A. G. Altbach 5. Conducting specialised research in areas that will contribute to the country’s competitive edge and national needs (industrial, social, and religious) 6.

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