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ERIC Number: EJ1153986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1570-2081
The Challenges of Delivering Public Good in Arab Universities: Faculty Perspectives
Almansour, Sana; Kempner, Ken
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v16 n3 p219-234 Oct 2017
The contribution of Arab universities to the public good is being greatly compromised by the political and economic instability of the Arab Spring. To understand the role Arabian universities are playing in the public sphere and their ability to contribute to the public good, we interviewed 74 professors from 14 countries. Analysis of the faculty interviews yielded four major challenges: motivation and rewards for conducting research, security and safety issues, lack of a research infrastructure, and the challenges of international recognition. Our findings suggest universities should focus on the two most critical issues over which they have some control: securing safety for the faculty and creating an effective research infrastructure.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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