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EVALUATING THE SECOND WORKSHOP TO BUILD A SAUDI ARABIA-UNITED STATES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

Year 2020, Volume 6, Issue 16, 141 - 152, 10.09.2020
https://doi.org/10.18768/ijaedu.616019

Abstract

Taibah University (TaibahU) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) signed a partnership agreement in April 2015 with George Washington University (GWU) in the United States (US) to develop a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Educational Administration Leadership. The agreement stipulated that the first workshop would be held in KSA, which subsequently took place in December 2015. This article focuses on the structure and outcomes of the second workshop, which took place between 24 October and 03 November 2016. The workshop revealed that many of the goals of the partnership agreement established in the first workshop had been achieved. In addition, the team discussed the differences between KSA and USA students, in particular in relation to firstly, language and culture, secondly, approaches to public K-12 and higher education and thirdly, methods of identifying and overcoming any barriers resulting from these differences. In addition, there was a discussion of the potential challenges in introducing blended learning, using Blackboard and synchronous online teaching and the type of support required by students in this environment. There was also a consideration of instructor evaluation and ensuring high-quality research from students in both countries. These discussions, along with a number of site visits, led to the drawing up of plans to overcome the issues identified, as outlined in the current article.

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Year 2020, Volume 6, Issue 16, 141 - 152, 10.09.2020
https://doi.org/10.18768/ijaedu.616019

Abstract

References

  • Ritchie, J., Lewis, J., and Elam, G. (2003). In Ritchie J., Lewis J. (Eds.), Qualitative research practice: A guide for social science students and researchers. London, California, New Delhi: Sage.
  • Seidman, I. (2006). Interviewing as qualitative research: A guide for researchers in education and the social sciences (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Teachers Press

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Primary Language English
Subjects Education and Educational Research
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Fatemah Abdullah ALHAZMİ This is me
Taibah University
Saudi Arabia

Publication Date September 10, 2020
Submission Date February 17, 2020
Acceptance Date May 14, 2020
Published in Issue Year 2020, Volume 6, Issue 16

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