ERIC Number: ED244965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States: Its Role in the Development of Education.
Rasheed, Mohammed A.
The Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States (ABEGS) is a regional organization for education, culture, and science founded in 1975 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This paper examines the goals, objectives, and accomplishments of ABEGS, its background; its organizational structure; its major accomplishments; and its future plans in the fields of education, culture, and science. The ABEGS was established to assist in the development and innovation of education in the region. Several factors, including religion, culture, history, demography, language, ethnic ties, and economic development, were considered in its establishment. The organization consists of central administration, specialized departments, and specialized organs. The major accomplishments, with emphasis on the development of curricula, include a common educational philosophy, joint educational programs, an intermediate educational plan, cooperative agreements with Arab and international organizations, and establishment of the Arabian Gulf University. Future plans for the region include unification in all aspects of education and training, and establishment of publishing houses and a communication network. (DWH)
Descriptors: Consortia, Curriculum Development, Education Service Centers, Educational Administration, Educational Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation
Paul Shaker, Chapman Hall, Mount Union College, Alliance, OH 44601.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States; Arabian Gulf Region; Middle East; Saudi Arabia
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).