ERIC Number: ED564037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Handbook of Research on Higher Education in the MENA Region: Policy and Practice
Baporikar, Neeta, Ed.
As the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region becomes increasingly intertwined in the global economy, investment continues to be made in the educational sector. Multidimensional approaches to higher education have greatly influenced the state of business and government in the region. The "Handbook of Research on Higher Education in the MENA Region: Policy and Practice" examines the need for a paradigm shift in the area of post-secondary education and innovation in the emerging, yet relatively understudied, MENA region. This book is a comprehensive reference work for researchers, students, educators, and professionals who are interested in exploring how global higher education is influencing the prosperity and progress of the MENA region. Following a preface and an acknowledgment section by the editor, this book contains the following chapters: (1) Introduction (Neeta Baporikar); (2) Towards a Paradigm Shift in Higher Education in the MENA Region (Hayat Al-Khatib); (3) Higher Education in MENA through Global Lenses: Lessons Learned from International Rankings (Shadi Hijazi, Ben Sowter, and Hillol Nag); (4) Linking Education to Creating a Knowledge Society: Qatar's Investment in the Education Sector (Alan S. Weber); (5) Impact of Ethical Dilemmas on the Dignity of Higher Education and Research (Krishna Prasad Shetty); (6) Critical Review of Curriculum in Legal Financial Studies in Turkey: Perspectives and Prospects (Deboshree Banerji and Rituparna Das); (7) The Role of Social Capital in Higher Education Institutions (Kijpokin Kasemsap); (8) Entrepreneurship Approach to Higher Education Policy Aspects (Mukund Deshpande); (9) Student Feedback Process in Enhancement of Quality of Higher Education (Jukka Ojasalo); (10) Networking International Student Collaboration and Experiential Exercise Projects (José G. Vargas-Hernández); (11) Ethics in Higher Education (Suja R. Nair); (12) M-Learning: Exploring the Use of Mobile Devices and Social Media (Jean-Eric Pelet, Jashim Khan, Panagiota Papadopoulou, and Emmanuelle Bernardin); (13) Some Keys for Success in Higher Education: A Case Approach (José Manuel Saiz-Alvarez); (14) Promotion of Research Culture in Sur University: A Case Approach (A. M. Sakkthivel and Ahmad Sharieh); (15) Higher Education Concerns for Natives in the Post-Crisis Period: Canada vs. India--A Case Approach (Rituparna Das and Mononita Kundu Das); (16) Performance Evaluation in Higher Education by Return on Investments Approach: A Case of B-Schools (Aniruddha Thuse); (17) Wellness Programs in Higher Education: An Australian Case (Ambika Zutshi, Marina Pogrebnaya, and Jan Fermelis); and (18) Public and Private Higher Education Concerns and Challenges: A Case of Bangladesh (Sheikh Md. Monzurul Huq and Sheikh Mohammed Rafiul Huque). A section about the contributors and an index are also included.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Developing Nations, Educational Research, Educational Change, Achievement Rating, Knowledge Economy, Ethics, Curriculum Development, Educational Legislation, Social Capital, Entrepreneurship, Feedback (Response), Educational Quality, Cooperative Learning, Global Approach, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Social Media, Performance Based Assessment, Wellness, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Australia; Bangladesh; Canada; India; Oman; Qatar; Turkey