BOOK REVIEW: Teaching and Learning in the Arab World


  • Marie-Claude Toriida



The book Teaching and Learning in the Arab World is a compilation of 21 papers representing completed research from the Arab Gulf region. The editor, Christina Gitsaki, was the UNESCO Chair in Applied Research in Education at the Sharjah Colleges of Technology at the time of publication. The book was compiled as an attempt to increase the number of published studies on education, teaching, and learning in the Arab region. This effort was due in part to concerns raised in the 2009 Arab Knowledge Report by the United Nations Development Program (as cited in Gitsaki, 2011) regarding the state of education in Arab countries. The purpose of the book is to provide an overview of some of the challenges and issues that have arisen in the Arab Gulf region as a result of the fast-paced educational reforms that have been implemented.





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