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Title Higher education in the Middle East and North Africa : exploring regional and country specific potentials / Yew Meng Lai, Abdul Razak Ahmad, Chang Da Wan, editors
Published [Singapore] : Springer Science+Business Media Singapore, [2016]
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Contents Chapter 1 Introduction -- Chapter 2 Arab Republic of Egypt -- Chapter 3 State of Palestine -- Chapter 4 Republic of Tunisia -- Chapter 5 Islamic Republic of Iran -- Chapter 6 State of Libya -- Chapter 7 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia -- Chapter 8 Reflections and the Way Forward
Summary This book explores the prospects for higher education development in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. Adopting a South-South perspective (from the viewpoint of a developing country), it seeks to promote a deeper understanding of this colourful and highly diverse, yet volatile region. As such, it examines six selected MENA countries that serve as case studies for identifying the gaps and challenges as well as their potentials in terms of higher education development. Based on expert interviews and focus-group discussions with more than 85 individuals across the six countries and complemented by related facts and figures from both international and national documents, it presents an in-depth discussion and analysis of the countries' respective political, security, and economic situations. These serve as preconditions for the cultivation of an environment conducive to facilitating the advancement of higher education. It also provides a critical overview of higher education in these countries, notably in terms of the current national system, legislative framework, accreditation, quality assurance, recognition concerns, and other critical issues that enable and/or constrain the development of their respective higher education sectors, and that of the region, as a whole
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Education, Higher -- Middle East.
Education, Higher -- Africa, North.
Form Electronic book
Author Lai, Yew Meng, editor
Abdul Razaq Ahmad, editor
Wan, Chang Da, 1982- editor
ISBN 9789811010545
9789811010569 (electronic bk.)
9811010560 (electronic bk.)