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Title: From barriers to bridges: An investigation on Saudi student mobility (2006-2009)
Contributor(s): Denman, Brian  (author)orcid ; Hilal, Kholoud T (author)
Publication Date: 2011
DOI: 10.1007/s11159-011-9221-0
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Abstract: Globalisation is often thought to advocate for a single set of beliefs and customs and for a rejection of the need to protect regional cultures and traditions. In the aftermath of 9/11, the rift between Western and Arab cultures has deepened, and there is a patent need for cultural bridges to be built. The government of Saudi Arabia has, by increasing funding for higher education through grants and scholarships, enabled Saudi students to study at overseas universities. A number of non-Saudi students are also enrolled at Saudi Arabian universities. After a brief introduction to the cultural and educational history of the Arab region and Saudi identity, this article turns to contemporary higher education in Saudi Arabia. It introduces the King Abdullah Scholarship Programme and then goes on to present detailed enrolment data for 2006-2009, demonstrating trends and policy changes and identifying patterns in student mobility.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Review of Education, 57(3-4), p. 299-318
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Place of Publication: Netherlands
ISSN: 1573-0638
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130103 Higher Education
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 939903 Equity and Access to Education
939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Description: Majhanovich, S., Fox, C., and Gok, F. (2012). Bordering, Re-Bordering and New Possibilities in Education and Society, p. 53-72
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