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Handbook of Research on Higher Education in the MENA Region

Book Description

As the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region becomes increasingly intertwined in the global economy, investment continues to be made in the educational sector. Multidimensional approaches to higher education have greatly influenced the state of business and government in the region. Handbook of Research on Higher Education in the MENA Region: Policy and Practice examines the need for a paradigm shift in the area of post-secondary education and innovation in the emerging, yet relatively understudied, MENA region. This book is a comprehensive reference work for researchers, students, educators, and professionals who are interested in exploring how global higher education is influencing the prosperity and progress of the MENA region.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
    1. OBJECTIVE OF THE BOOK
    2. TARGET AUDIENCE
    3. REFERENCES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Higher Education Policy and Practice in the MENA
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. ORIGIN OF HIGHER EDUCATION: FROM WHERE WE CAME
      4. CURRENT SCENARIO
      5. IMPENDING OUTLOOK
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Higher Education in the MENA Region
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INFRASTRUCTURE AND CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE MENA REGION
      4. PROVISIONS FOR EDUCATION IN THE MENA REGION
      5. IMPEDIMENTS TO EDUCATION IN THE MENA REGION
      6. FORWARD LOOKING: THE NEED FOR A PARADIGM SHIFT
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Higher Education in MENA through Global Lenses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RANKINGS AND POLICY MAKING
      4. COVERAGE OF MENA UNIVERSITIES IN INTERNATIONAL RANKINGS
      5. MENA PERFORMANCE IN QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2013-2014
      6. DEVELOPMENT OF MENA UNIVERSITIES: THE ROAD AHEAD
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Linking Education to Creating a Knowledge Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK OF THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
      4. EDUCATION AND THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY IN QATAR
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Impact of Ethical Dilemmas on the Dignity of Higher Education and Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RATIONALE AND RELEVANCE
      4. NEED FOR THE STUDY
      5. SURVEY RESEARCH
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. SUMMARY OF THE STUDY AND CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 6: Critical Review of Curriculum in Legal Financial Studies in Turkey
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FINANCIAL EDUCATION IN TURKEY
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 7: The Role of Social Capital in Higher Education Institutions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 8: Entrepreneurship Approach to Higher Education Policy Aspects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS IN A CHANGING WORLD
      5. GLOBAL CONCERNS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
      6. GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL POLICY
      7. EMERGENCE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL APPROACH
      8. CASES OF ENTREPRENEURIAL APPROACH IN THE GLOBE
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 2: Imperative Issues in Higher Education
    1. Chapter 9: Student Feedback Process in Enhancement of Quality of Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE TERM “QUALITY”
      4. QUALITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
      5. REASONS FOR USING STUDENT FEEDBACK IN QUALITY MANAGEMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION
      6. THE ROLE OF STUDENT FEEDBACK IN DEVELOPING AND MONITORING QUALITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
      7. METHODS OF GATHERING STUDENT FEEDBACK
      8. CHALLENGES AND POTENTIAL PROBLEMS IN USING STUDENT FEEDBACK
      9. A MODEL OF USING STUDENT FEEDBACK IN QUALITY ENHANCEMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 10: Networking International Student Collaboration and Experiential Exercise Projects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INSTITUTIONAL CATEGORIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COLLABORATION PROJECTS
      4. ANALYTICAL MODEL FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COLLABORATION
      5. EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISE PROJECTS AS A PROFESSIONAL, INTER-PERSONAL, AND INTER-INSTITUTIONAL NETWORKING PLATFORM
      6. LESSONS TO BE LEARNED
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 11: Ethics in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ‘EDUCATION’, THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS GAINING KNOWLEDGE
      4. AN OVERVIEW: EVOLUTION OF EDUCATION IN THE MENA REGION
      5. NECESSITY TO INVEST IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      6. PROSPECTS OF GROWTH OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE MENA REGION
      7. MEANING OF THE TERM ‘ETHICS’
      8. ETHICS AND HIGHER EDUCATION
      9. THE IMPORTANCE OF ETHICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      10. ‘FACULTY ETHICS’ SURVEY
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      13. REFERENCES
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 12: M-Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. QUANTITATIVE STUDY
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
      10. APPENDIX A
      11. APPENDIX B
  10. Section 3: Case Approach or Best Practices
    1. Chapter 13: Some Keys for Success in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TERTIARY EDUCATION IN ISRAEL: ORGANIZATION AND CHARACTERISTICS
      4. KEYS FOR SUCCESS IN TERTIARY EDUCATION
      5. DISCRIMINATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      6. PERSPECTIVES
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 14: Promotion of Research Culture in Sur University
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INTRODUCING SUC
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. SUMMARY
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION AND LEARNING FROM THE CASE
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 15: Higher Education Concerns for Natives in the Post-Crisis Period
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE COVERAGE ON PROBLEM OF MODERN SCHOOLING AND HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM FACING THE NATIVES
      5. HISTORICAL INDIGENEOUS EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR THE NATIVES
      6. POST SECONDARY AND HIGHER EDUCATION SCENARIOS
      7. ANALYSIS OF HOW LOW SOCIOECONOMIC CONDITION DETERS PSE ACCESS TO THE NATIVES
      8. ECONOMIC WELFARE PERPSPECTIVE OF NATIVE EDUCATION
      9. USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DISTANCE EDUCATION AS A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF LACK OF ACCESS FACING THE ECONOMICALLY WEAKER SECTIONS
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. ADDITIONAL READING
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      15. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 16: Performance Evaluation in Higher Education by Return on Investments Approach
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. HIGHER EDUCATION IN MENA COUNTRIES
      5. MENA: EDUCATION SECTOR REFORMS
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS AND DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 17: Wellness Programs in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. DISCUSSION OF THE FINDINGS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 18: Public and Private Higher Education Concerns and Challenges
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. HIGHER EDUCATION IN BANGLADESH: AN OVERVIEW
      5. HIGHER EDUCATION: PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES
      6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors