Download e-book for iPad: Higher Education in Saudi Arabia: Achievements, Challenges by Larry Smith, Abdulrahman Abouammoh

By Larry Smith, Abdulrahman Abouammoh

ISBN-10: 9400763204

ISBN-13: 9789400763203

ISBN-10: 9400763212

ISBN-13: 9789400763210

This publication offers the 1st academically rigorous description and significant research of the better schooling process within the country of Saudi Arabia, and of the imaginative and prescient, suggestions and coverage imperatives for the long run improvement of Saudi universities. the govt. of Saudi Arabia has famous in either coverage and perform the need of constructing its collage procedure to world-class regular. considerably expanding entry and participation in larger schooling throughout a variety of conventional and non-traditional disciplines is without delay proper to the long run social and financial development of the rustic. This e-book addresses the way Saudi Arabia is relocating to boost a high quality collage process that balances the necessity for college students to achieve the data, abilities and ‘ways of doing’ essential to function successfully at the global level whereas at the same time keeping and demonstrating the elemental values of the Islamic faith and tradition.

The booklet presents an outline and significant research of the main elements of the Saudi better schooling method, and of system-level responses to the demanding situations and possibilities dealing with Saudi universities. it really is written by way of a workforce of Saudi lecturers and authors of foreign status from non-Saudi universities so that it will offer either inner and exterior views on all concerns and to put info and concepts within the context of the foreign larger schooling scene.

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The research-intensive universities are few. Other universities are comprehensive, splitting attention between teaching and research, but with the main focus on teaching. Differentiated missions are a defining phenomenon of Saudi Universities. What Is a World-Class System? What are the features of a world-class university system? This is a big question. If we look to the needs of Saudi Arabia, it is clear that higher education institutions with diverse missions are required. Key concerns of a differentiated system include the following: 1.

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