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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the most diverse nations in the world, with over one hundred nationalities living in an area no larger than the US state of Texas. In such an envorinment, where citizens amount to only one fifth of the country’s population, supported by an expatriate popu- lation with an assortment of cultures, the development of a university education system to accommodate the needs of the inhabitants could never be ‘one-size-fits-all.’ This paper explores the influence of globalisation on higher education and its impact on citizens of the United Arab Emirates. The paper further investigates the challenges they face in learning in English, a second language to them; motiv- ational problems ensuing from experiencing a paradigm shift in the classroom; cultural challenges they experience in, for example, having to learn from imported textbooks resulting in difficulty in content contextualisation; dealing with differences in values and morals, between, for example, foreign educators and indigenous students.
|Publication status||Unpublished - Jan 2009|
|Event||The Second World Universities Forum - Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India|
Duration: 16 Jan 2009 → 18 Jan 2009
|Conference||The Second World Universities Forum|
|Period||16/01/09 → 18/01/09|
- United Arab Emirates
- Higher Education
Globalisation and its Impact on Higher Education: The Unique Pedagogical Challenges Facing the United Arab EmiratesKasim Randeree (Speaker)17 Jan 2009
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
Randeree, K. & Randeree, M., 2009, In : Journal of the World Universities Forum. 2, 2, p. 49-56 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article