ERIC Number: ED335909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Teaching College Computer Courses in Saudi Arabia (Issues Concerning the Classroom and the Culture).
Rebhun, Herbert F.
This report provides information concerning one teacher's experience in teaching college courses for Arkansas State University in the area of computer information systems to Saudi Arabian men employed by the Saudi Arabian Customs Automation Department. The students had spent approximately 2 years in Arkansas taking courses, and then went back to Saudi Arabia to work as junior programmer trainees. Problems and concerns in the selection of the students, and issues that they faced while in the United States are discussed, including: problem-solving approaches compared to rote memorization; the logistical issues of a different work week; religious holidays and daily religious prayer activities of the Saudis; the practice and understanding of Western business management principles; and issues revolving around the use of English in teaching and in the work environment. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Arkansas State University; Saudi Arabia