ERIC Number: EJ946253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
From Barriers to Bridges: An Investigation on Saudi Student Mobility (2006-2009)
Denman, Brian D.; Hilal, Kholoud T.
International Review of Education, v57 n3-4 p299-318 Aug 2011
Globalisation is often thought to advocate for a single set of beliefs and customs and for a rejection of the need to protect regional cultures and traditions. In the aftermath of 9/11, the rift between Western and Arab cultures has deepened, and there is a patent need for cultural bridges to be built. The government of Saudi Arabia has, by increasing funding for higher education through grants and scholarships, enabled Saudi students to study at overseas universities. A number of non-Saudi students are also enrolled at Saudi Arabian universities. After a brief introduction to the cultural and educational history of the Arab region and Saudi identity, this article turns to contemporary higher education in Saudi Arabia. It introduces the King Abdullah Scholarship Programme and then goes on to present detailed enrolment data for 2006-2009, demonstrating trends and policy changes and identifying patterns in student mobility.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational History, Arabs, Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Scholarships, Global Approach, Study Abroad, Grants, Universities, Enrollment Trends, Educational Trends, Culture, Western Civilization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia