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Liberal arts education in Qatar: intercultural perspectives

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This paper is an attempt to sketch a historical, cultural and social background of recent educational developments in Qatar, briefly review the traditions of western liberal arts education with its goals and teaching and learning methodologies, explain its benefits and their relevance to Muslim Qatari students of universities in Education City in Doha, and mention potential disadvantages of a liberal arts education in Qatar - seen from an intercultural education's perspective and in the context of academic globalization.
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Keywords: academic globalization; conflict; culture; dialogue; education; liberal arts; society

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: English Faculty, Academic Bridge Program, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar

Publication date: 01 June 2009

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