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Bousquet, Sarah – Online Submission, 2012
Based upon field study and a review of the literature, this paper sought to describe the educational experiences that are common in the Middle East and North Africa. The paper explained the curriculum and pedagogy that are most commonly found in Arab schools. It also addresses the misconceptions that many Americans have regarding Arab education.…
Descriptors: Arabs, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Misconceptions
Porfilio, Brad J., Ed.; Viola, Michael J., Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
Illuminating hip-hop as an important cultural practice and a global social movement, this collaborative project highlights the emancipatory messages and cultural work generated by the organic intellectuals of global hip-hop. Contributors describe the social realities--globalization, migration, poverty, criminalization, and racism--youth are…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Critical Theory, Multicultural Education, Cultural Activities
Wheeler, David L.; Wilhelm, Ian – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2011
As protesters across the Arab world demand an end to autocratic regimes that have drained universities of resources and suffocated critical thinking, scholars see some hope of an Arab renaissance and a new opening for American involvement. From the ancient Library of Alexandria to a new Islamic-arts museum in Qatar that holds 700-year-old…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Research and Development, International Education, Universities
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Lane-Toomey, Cara K.; Lane, Shannon R. – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2013
The political events of the last decade and the Arab Spring have made it more important than ever for Americans to understand the language, culture, and history of the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region. Study abroad is one important method that can significantly increase American students' understanding of the Arabic language and the culture…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Educational Objectives, Undergraduate Students, Focus Groups
Elsner, Paul A., Ed.; Boggs, George R., Ed.; Irwin, Judith T., Ed. – Community College Press (NJ3), 2008
In a global society and economy, education and training is essential to a nation's competitiveness and to the standard of living of its people. The need to open the doors of higher or further education beyond the relatively limited enrollments in elite and selective universities has spawned a movement to develop or expand institutions that are…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Living Standards, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
Singh, Madhu, Ed.; Castro Mussot, Luz-Maria, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (NJ1), 2007
This publication contains the results of the conference "South-South Policy Dialogue on Quality Education for Adults and Young People" that took place in Mexico City in 2005. Articles were written by participants who presented their national programmes from the governmental perspective, which were reflected in the literacy policies, but…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Learning
Blair, Elizabeth E., Ed.; Miller, Rebecca B., Ed.; Tieken, Mara Casey, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2009
This book examines the complex and varied relations between educational institutions and societies at war. Drawn from the pages of the "Harvard Educational Review," the essays provide multiple perspectives on how educational institutions support and oppose wartime efforts. As the editors of the volume note, the book reveals how people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Institutional Role, Role of Education
Moore, James W. – 1987
A handbook is presented to assist Western Oregon State College faculty in identifying and understanding the problems and needs of international students and to help them welcome international students as positive influences in classes, on the campus, and in the community. Included is information on culture shock, transition problems of…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, African Culture, Arabs, Chinese
Faraj, Abdulatif Hussein – 1988
This report is designed to familarize educators with systems of education in a selected sample of countries and with the development that has occurred in these systems between 1984 and 1986. The information presented is drawn largely from national reports and questionnaire reports summarized by member states of UNESCO at the International…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Developing Nations, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment
Irwin, Wallace, Jr., Ed.; And Others – 1980
The purpose of this guide is to provide voters, officeholders, and candidates with background information on major foreign policy issues so that they can follow the 1980 presidential debates and reach their own informed conclusions. Thirteen major foreign policy topics are covered. The material is written in telegraphic style to get the essential…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Debate, Developing Nations, Economics
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United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education. – 1997
This document contains information about and papers from meetings of educational practitioners and policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and the Arab States and a collective consultation of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) on literacy and education for all. Contents (arranged by region) are…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adolescents, Adult Education, Adult Literacy
Schwarzwald, Sigrid – Inter Nationes Press Special Report, 1988
By participating in the cultivation and preservation of existing cultural assets in developing nations, and by promoting the cultural, literary, and artistic manifestations within those countries, the West German government seeks to establish the essential prerequisites required for a thriving dialogue with those nations, and can aid in their…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Exchange, Developing Nations, Economic Development
Blumenthal, Peggy, Ed.; And Others – 1996
This volume contains papers on regional and global trends that affect the political factors which are changing the context within which academic mobility occurs: (1) "Introduction" (by Peggy Blumenthal and others); (2) "Political Dimensions of Regionalism in a Changing World" (David Leyton-Brown); (3) "Economic Dimensions…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Differences, Economic Factors, Educational Trends