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ERIC Number: ED510606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-23
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
The Modern Effects of Teacher Education on the Arab World
Eldakak, Sam
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The Arab world contains one of the greatest cultures and histories of any ethnic group in the world. However, since the 1980s, the education of this region has plummeted despite increases in school enrollers. This is prominently seen in the illiteracy rate of 30% throughout the Arab world. Furthermore, with a high unemployment rate of 14%, which is second only to sub-Saharan Africa, the struggles of this society are prominent. Additionally, this is of particular concern due to the majority of the population of Arab nations being under the age of 30 years. A dominant reason for this problem is the heavy reliance on rote learning and memorization of definitions, facts and concepts in student education. This decreases the ability for students to learn decision-making, problem-solving and critical thinking. This is further exacerbated by teacher-student interaction. If a teacher only promotes rote learning, students become disinterested in the courses that they take. Only by promoting these interests can the Arab world find its place on an internationally stage academically and economically. This insures learning not only for students at present, but in their ability to apply their learning on a national and international level in their professional careers. This will provide economic growth and technological advances for their nation, providing the UAE with the ability to become an international leader. This research project delves into the education methods, economic values, interaction between the economy and education, teaching methods, and learning outcomes that are provided within the Arab world. It details the beneficial and disadvantageous parts of the economy and education system, as well as those factors that will increase and promote education within the Arab world. This is a prominent and important evaluation on the subject of education within the Arab world, its future and what must be done at present to insure the economic stability and academic abilities of this region of the world internationally. (Contains 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Iraq; Morocco; United Arab Emirates; Yemen