ERIC Number: ED239933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Cultural History of Education in the Arab World with Special Reference to the Arabian Gulf Region.
Sobeih, Nabil Ahmed Amer
An overview of the development of formal education in the Arab countries over the past 12 centuries is presented. The overview, arranged into five major sections, emphasizes the interplay of indigenous and foreign cultural influences. Brief sections on the Great Arab Age (7th-10th centuries) and the decline of Arab culture (11th-17th centuries) precedes substantive sections on Arab education in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The section covering the 18th century examines the stagnating influence of the Ottoman Empire on Arab education and cultural progress. The section on the 19th and 20th centuries focuses on the impact of the West on Arab education. The establishment of a separate school system on the Western model and the college and university system are described. Subsections consider modern education in Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Gulf states. A bibliography is included. (LP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Arab States
Note: Paper presented at the International Symposium on Asian Studies (4th, Hong Kong, 1983).