ERIC Number: ED263806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Trends of Academic Research in Education in Arab Universities.
Ebeid, William T.
Educational research conducted in education faculties and departments in Arab universities is reviewed as a preliminary for further research to improve the schooling system in the Arabic world. The focus is academic research conducted by university graduate students for master's and doctoral degrees. Covering the period 1946-1978, this review lists samples drawn from more than 530 research problems under the following broad categories: teaching in different subjects and levels (elementary/secondary education), vocational and technical education, teacher education, evaluation, psychological studies, educational economics, illiteracy and adult education, and research methodology. Specific issues and problems under each category are identified. Eleven additional areas of research, including comparative education and school administration, were also surveyed. Overall, the following trends were found: there are many interdisciplinary research problems; new innovations in ministries of education attract researchers; new ideas or philosophies adopted by a state are reflected in research; there is an increasing interest in the areas of illiteracy and adult education, vocational and technical education, and special education (retarded and gifted); and there is more research coming in the areas of physical education, art education, music education, home economics education, and nursing education. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Arabs, Educational Economics, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Illiteracy, Psychological Studies, Research Methodology, Schools of Education, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: Qatar Univ., Doha. Educational Research Centre.