ERIC Number: ED235754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Role of the Arab Universities in Labour Education: A Comparative Study.
Sobeih, Nabil Ahmed Amer
Current and future prospects for workers' education in the Arab region, the relationship between Arab universities and workers' education, and the role of workers and their trade unions are discussed. In addition, examples of university activity in workers' education programs of some non-Arab countries are described. Although the climate is right for appraising accomplishments and possibilities for university assistance to workers' education, the main responsibility for the major decisions in workers' education must remain with the trade unions and other workers' organizations. Workers' education needs to consolidate general education designed for workers at large, to enhance special courses designed for union leaders, and to relate the content of programs to the economic and social framework within a particular country. A complicating factor is the alienation that has existed between the unions and the colleges, since colonialism in the Arab region focused attention on education for employees required for the administrative bodies. Proposals regarding Arab universities' activity in workers' education are offered, and examples of such activity are discussed for the following countries: France, Britain, the United States, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Arab States; Canada; Czechoslovakia; France; Great Britain; Hungary; United States; USSR; Yugoslavia
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of Comparative and International Education Society (Atlanta, GA, March 16-19, 1983).