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Pages: 2872-2881
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-612-7578-6
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain

GLOBALIZATION ,FACULTIES EFFICIENCY AND STUDENTS LEARNING AT UNIVERSITIES IN THE ARAB WORLD

D.M. Zoubi1, N. Rousan2

1Albalqa Applied University (JORDAN)
2Alfaris financial Investment Co (JORDAN)
Introduction: Globalization has economic, cultural, social and political dimensions. These are relevant, particularly for people working in universities because of the impact on the quality of student universities seek to graduate. Universities major role regarding globalization is to provide qualified personnel, support the legal system, and develop the society intellectual and cultural foundation.

Therefore, the future of universities mainly depends on what they provide to students and society due to the fact that university faculties have come under increasing pressure to respond to patterns of globalization, and local labor market changes. A need to adopt the twin ideas of the information society and life long learning arises because the twenty-first century requires a large number of skilled labor. Therefore, this requires that universities faculty members be armed with expertise to help students become technologically proficient. Global and national policy of universities should look at faculty as a major factor in increasing learning and quality.

In the Arab world, university graduates are provided with excessive quantities of literature in their majors, and little or even no real practice in addition to theories so that they can work in different locations and/or countries. In the mid fifties, the Arab World had not more than a dosen universities, whereas today there are more than two hundred universities. The number of enrolled students is increasing while resources are declining. Meanwhile, economies are vulnerable and work opportunities are limited.

Yet, like their societies, Arab universities are changing as a result of rise in number of private institutions, females students and faculty, and the rising of adopting new technologies. Hence, universities must do more, grow fast, be more independent from the government, under take a gradual shift towards more advanced studies and research. This will eventually enable universities to place more emphasis on the quality of faculties and students. This paper attempts to shed light on the efficacy of university faculties in the Arab world in order to bring up qualified students caoable of dealing with the changing society in light of globale changes.

Objective: This paper aims to discuss the importance of the relationship between the efficacy of university faculties and students' learning in the Arab world, in order to prepare them for the changing labor market in various fields in the globalization age.

The importance: This stems from the fact that globalization and its effects on the field of education, especially at university level in the Arab world, need further research and discussion, particularly because most universities are new and face many problems and shortcomings which are expected to have impact on students' learning and suitability of present education for the labor market. Bringing up the graduates in an appropriate way is mainly the responsibility of faculties. This requires a certain level of efficiency. Therefore, it is expected that this paper might add some information regarding the relationship between the efficiency of university faculties and students' learning in order to bring up students adequately so that they can deal with constant changes in labor market. It is also expected that universities in the Arab world might benefit from this discussion.
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D.M. Zoubi, N. Rousan (2009) GLOBALIZATION ,FACULTIES EFFICIENCY AND STUDENTS LEARNING AT UNIVERSITIES IN THE ARAB WORLD, INTED2009 Proceedings, pp. 2872-2881.
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