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ERIC Number: EJ1142134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
The Saudi Tatweer Education Reforms: Implications of Neoliberal Thought to Saudi Education Policy
Tayan, Bilal M.
International Education Studies, v10 n5 p61-71 2017
The King Abdullah Public Education Development Project or the "Tatweer" education reforms were created to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Saudi Arabia. It was a response to develop generations of Saudis who would contribute to the economic well-being of the nation. The Saudi Tatweer education reforms have been important in highlighting questions about power, globalisation and divergence. Therefore, set against a background of neoliberal discourse, I will assess the influences and impact of the drivers within Tatweer--a seemingly market-driven set of education reforms. With reference to Foucauldian thought on power and governance, I will also raise some questions on whether the Tatweer reforms were rigorous and effective enough in improving the level of education within the Saudi context. Finally, I will consider the importance of Ball's (2003) perspective on performativity, and how market forces and international influence have impacted on Saudi education policy reform.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study; Program for International Student Assessment
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