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ERIC Number: EJ1157390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' Overseas Scholarship Program: Targeting Quality and Employment
Pavan, Annalisa
World Journal of Education, v7 n4 p32-39 2017
The purpose of this paper is to fill the void in academic literature concerning the transition from the King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP) to the current Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' Overseas Scholarship Program. Based on a review of published news accounts and of announcements made by Saudi sources, Saudi official documents and comments from various international sources presented in chronological order, this paper suggests that there have been three phases in this transition, from 2015 to the present, namely: Phase One (Uncertainty); Phase Two (Establishment of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' Overseas Scholarship Program); Phase Three (The Quality Issue). Saudi Arabia is going through particularly challenging times in the globalized knowledge society and economy; this paper encourages the academic community to focus on the moves now being made by the Kingdom to address the quality issue within its educational system, bearing in mind the comments of Majlis Ash-Shura member Huda Al Helaissi when interviewed by the Italian newspaper "La Repubblica": "You must give us time: we are a young nation… above all, we Saudis are not like you Westerners: we have different values and we intend to uphold them. We will change in our own way, not yours".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
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