The growing demand for education in Saudi Arabia: How effective is borrowing educational models from the west?
AuthorsMirghani, Taiseer M.
AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractThe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) considers education a top priority, and more emphasis has been placed on this following the 2016 announcement of Saudi Vision 2030. Since then, the country has witnessed several economic and social changes. As a result, the Kingdom has initiated a plan to invest in human capital through education to diversify its economy and increase employment. This includes educational reform with regard to primary and secondary education geared toward preparing students for higher education and the workplace. However, several factors may hinder the successful execution of this plan. This report will provide insights into factors such as cultural dimensions, learning profiles, the English language proficiency gap, and information on borrowing educational models from the West. It will also include some suggestions and recommendations to enhance teacher education programmes so that positive educational reform may be achieved effectively.
CitationMirghani, T. (2020). 'The growing demand for education in Saudi Arabia: how effective is borrowing educational models from the West?'. Journal of Education and Learning, 9(6), pp. 59-70.
PublisherCanadian Center of Science and Education
JournalJournal of Education and Learning
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