ERIC Number: EJ1048479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Governing Public Universities in Arab Countries
ElObeidy, Ahmed A.
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v18 n4 p131-137 2014
Traditionally in Arab public universities, presidents are appointed by government authorities. Recently, in uprising Arab countries universities' presidents have been elected by universities' faculty members. Neither traditional nor self-governance pattern succeeded to modernise Arab universities. Reforming patterns of governance is critical for improved productivity and accountability in Arab universities. Applying the modern pattern of university governance depends on the country's political system and extent of democracy. Arab countries need to establish an improved process of searching for leadership candidates. Improving patterns of universities' governance in Arab countries can lead to improving higher education and research and enhancing competitiveness among faculty members.
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, Governance, College Presidents, College Administration, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Change Strategies, Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Arabs, Leadership Styles, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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