NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED511036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 176
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8739-2731-1
Globalisation and Higher Education in the Arab Gulf States
Donn, Gari; Al Manthri, Yahya
Symposium Books
In our knowledge-based world, the societies that prosper are the ones that generate knowledge--through research, through the interwoven relationship between the academe and funded research bodies and with industry. They are the new "centre". It is strange indeed to think of the countries of the Arab Gulf States as the "periphery". But, as the authors of this book argue very persuasively, by importing a "baroque arsenal" of increasingly sophisticated and costly educational programmes, the Arab Gulf States consume other countries' knowledge and products, all of which are of declining utility and sustainability. Whilst universities contribute to the culture and political life of modern society, the authors ask--where in the Arab Gulf States is there capacity building, knowledge generation and the culture of imaginative ideas that lie at the root of any civilisation? By following a "magistracy" on a global journey through regions, nations and into institutions, their answers are intended to inform and to urge the Arab Gulf region into promoting education for its own self determination and even its survival. Chapters of the book include: (1) Globalisation and its Influence upon Higher Education in the Arab Gulf States; (2) The Arab Gulf States: an outline portrait of six countries; (3) Labour Markets in the Arab Gulf States; (4) Higher Education and Curriculum Reform in the Arab Gulf States; (5) The "Magistracy" at Work: the G8 and the Broader Middle East and North Africa; and (6) Globalisation and Magistracy in the Arab Gulf States. An introduction and a list of references are included.
Symposium Books. P.O. Box 204, Didcot, Oxford, OX11 9ZQ, UK. Tel: +44-1235-818-062; Fax: +44-1235-817-275; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Finland; Oman