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Writing Centers in the Higher Education Landscape of the Arabian Gulf

Editors: Barnawi, Osman Z. (Ed.)

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  • Examines the variety of Writing Centers across the Arabian Gulf countries and the movement which is promoting their developmentHighlights the similarities and differences between the range of Writing Centers alongside those across the global stage
  • Argues that these Writing Centers need to create their own unique identities and continue to develop for the future
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This book addresses issues surrounding writing centers in the Arabian Gulf region. Including a foreword by Professor Ken Hyland, it brings together a number of thought-provoking chapters on the history, concept, and ground realities coupled with critical comparative discussions of writing centres in the region. The book begins by offering critical historical accounts of writing centers in the Gulf countries, before moving onto empirical research and reports on pedagogical practices that vividly capture the on-the-ground realities faced and experienced by different actors. These accounts serve to highlight how the writing centers vary between countries, as well as how they differ from the more well-known writing centers in the US and the UK. Finally, the book explores what sort of commonalities and differences the current trend of writing centres is producing within and between the six countries of the Arabian Gulf. This book will be highly relevant to those involved with writing centres along with directors, policymakers, researchers and teacher educators in the fields of Education and Sociology, particularly those with an interest in the Arabian Gulf area.

 



About the authors

Dr Osman Z. Barnawi (PhD in Composition and TESOL) is the former Managing Director of Yanbu English Language Institute as well as the founder of the Writing Centers at the Royal  Commission Colleges and Institutes, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. He is now the Managing Director of Yanbu Technical Institute at the Royal Commission Colleges and Institutes.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • The Emergence of Writing Centres in the Saudi Higher Education Landscape: A Genealogical Investigation

    Eusafzai, Hamid Ali Khan

    Pages 3-20

  • A Critical Rereading of the History of Writing Centers in the UAE

    Elsheikh, Aymen (et al.)

    Pages 21-39

  • Writing Centers in Higher Education Institutions in Qatar: A Critical Review

    Williams, Julian (et al.)

    Pages 41-59

  • The Evolution of Writing Centres in Bahrain: A Multipronged Analysis

    Meniado, Joel C.

    Pages 61-75

  • Development of Writing Centres in Oman: Tracing the Past, Understanding the Future

    Albishi, Khalid

    Pages 77-93

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 117,69 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Writing Centers in the Higher Education Landscape of the Arabian Gulf
Editors
  • Osman Z. Barnawi
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55366-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55366-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55365-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85640-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 259
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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