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Neal, Mark; Finlay, Jim L. – Journal of Management Education, 2008
To what extent is American business education "hegemonic" in the Arab world? To answer this, the authors examine whether Lebanese people exposed to American-style business education share the values implicit in their textbooks and teaching resources. Finding evidence for such values among Lebanese business students and working people…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Arabs, Problem Based Learning, Learning Experience
Hillyard, Michael – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The author recently served on a five-member international review panel for Saudi Arabia's National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment. The panel's mission was to evaluate the Arab Open University against the commission's accreditation criteria to determine if the university should be eligible for King Abdullah's national…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Open Universities, Arabs, Information Technology
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Ross, Alanna; Furno, Christine – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
This paper describes an exploratory study investigating the impact of problem-based learning and clicker technology as active learning strategies at the American University of Sharjah Library, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Studies compared traditional and active learning classes. The present article maps the successes and challenges of these unique…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Learning Strategies, Problem Based Learning, Active Learning
Halfond, Jay A. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Many countries are challenged by the need to build both capacity and quality simultaneously in order to meet the accelerating needs of their society. Should what already exists be renovated, or should new institutions be created? Innovate from within or from without? Or perhaps some combination of both? In the U.S., postsecondary…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, United States History, Educational Development, Higher Education
Schuster, Tracy J. – 2001
This paper describes an action plan for integrating multicultural theory into a teacher education social foundations course and presents results from an evaluation of this effort. The action plan for the course was to integrate the theory and practice of multicultural education across five master questions posed by T. Berg (1999) and in the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Course Content, Diversity (Student), Education Majors
Fadiman, Jeffrey A. – 1987
A dimension of intercultural business communication often hidden from Americans is the communal aspect. It is most pronounced in Third World nations in which aspects of both commerce and communication are based on earlier communal traditions, reflecting values of which Americans may be unaware. Individuals strive to advance not only their private…
Descriptors: Arabs, Business Administration Education, Business Communication, Comparative Analysis
Wilcox, Lee – 1988
The educational system of Egypt is described, and guidelines are given for the placement of Egyptian students in U.S. colleges and universities. The following chapters are provided: (1) Introduction (history of education, administration, and finance); (2) Basic and Secondary Education (including standard and Al-Azhar schools, technical education…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Students, Comparative Education, Degrees (Academic)