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Higher education in the Gulf States : shaping economies, politics and culture

Author: Christopher M Davidson; Peter Mackenzie Smith
Publisher: London : Saqi, ©2008.
Series: SOAS Middle East issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nowhere in the world is university education expanding as rapidly as in the six-member state of the Gulf Cooperation Council. In two generations the region has gone from having the Middle East's least educated population to boasting a younger generation whose educational achievements are approaching Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) standards. This unique study, with contributions by key  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher M Davidson; Peter Mackenzie Smith
ISBN: 9780863566974 0863566979
OCLC Number: 244653152
Description: 188 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Higher education in the Gulf : a historical background / Christopher Davidson --
Reforming higher education : the GCC highway in the shadow of the World Bank road / Mari Luomi --
Policy politics of higher education in the Gulf Cooperation Council member states : intersections of globality, regionalism and locality / André Elias Mazawi --
Institutionalising charisma : comparative perspectives on the promise of higher education / Gregory Starrett --
Towards a regional quality assurance agency for the Middle East and Gulf region / Moudi al-Humoud --The dilemma of gender-separated higher education in the United Arab Emirates / Jane Bristol-Rhys --
The United Arab Emirates and policy priorities for higher education / Warren H. Fox --
International higher education : ownership and opportunities : a case study of the British University in Dubai / David J. Lock --
Quality issues affecting higher education in Bahrain / Khalil Y. al-Khalili --
The challenges of vocational training : BIBF, an institute of higher education / Mohammed Alkhozai --
The contribution of the Kuwait Foundation for the advancement of sciences to scientific education and training at the national, regional and global level / Ali A. al-Shamlan --
The potential contribution of GCC universities to international development / Digby Swift.
Series Title: SOAS Middle East issues.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Davidson, Peter Mackenzie Smith.

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