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Marwan M. Obeidat
By Marwan M. Obeidat - May 17,2018
I have been serving in the academy for a little more than three decades without ever being on top of the subject as to whether academic institutions, particularly in our part of the world, should be research or teaching oriented.“Both” is not an adequate standpoint in my vie
By Marwan M. Obeidat - May 03,2018
In this article, I want to consider the place of the University in a rapidly changing and globalising world that plays a major role in a discussion of any of the critical issues such as this. Common literature stresses the University's place as a dominant player in a global
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Apr 19,2018
Death of a Salesman, a 1949 play written by the American playwright Arthur Miller, recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, reflects, among other things, America's pursuit of a central, historically distinctive “dream”, and it may serve as a starting point for the sake of
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Apr 05,2018
The American “acquaintance” with the Arab-Muslim Middle East, so to speak,was largely a venture based on indirect encounter with aneccentric, uncommon“other”.
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Mar 22,2018
Globalisation has emerged disguising its identity at times as internationalisation and, at less often times, as Americanisation representing a vision of a central super power to be taken for granted as a leading intercontinental model, while subordinating other nations and cultur
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Mar 15,2018
Men of letters in the field of socio-cultural politics dealing with the American legacy in the academy of the Middle East, are in a dire need today, more than any other time, to respond to two crucial issues for intellectuals in that field of knowledge worldwide.First, how did th
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Mar 08,2018
At the core of this concise discussion is the contention that cultures structure and constrain education in ways that benefit a certain, often-condescending, society.
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Mar 01,2018
For a certainty, science and humanities cannot be the same disciplines. That we know. Though the methods they follow are similar, the areas of specialisation are not.
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Feb 22,2018
As a professor and scholar in my own field of human knowledge, I am — as I assume the rest of us in the field are — concerned about the future of higher education learning and teaching institutions. How would they be like in 2040?
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Feb 15,2018
I am not on top of this subject; I only know a handful of academic ranking systems: QS (World University Ranking); Times Higher Education; Academic Ranking of World Universities; the CWTS Leiden and the Webometrics.Some of these consider rudiments of academic excellence, fac

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