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Exploring the changing role of education under the influence of global neoliberal reforms in Lebanon. (c2017)

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dc.contributor.author Mashtoub, Zeina
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-02T12:22:51Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-02T12:22:51Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2017-06-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6484
dc.description.abstract This qualitative research aims to explore if and how neoliberal ideals- such as skills regarded necessary for the increase in market productivity and pertinent for prospective jobs, are influencing the education sector. This occurs by eliciting students and academic personnel’s view on the skills and traits perceived as essential for their students to possess, and the factors that influence first year students’ choice in major. Data were collected through questionnaires, interviews and analysis of certain national curriculum documents. The study findings indicate that neoliberalism is in fact swaying various facets within the realm of education towards its ideal. This is seen through students gravitating towards majors that would secure job opportunities, academic personnel attaching value to traits such as kindness and discipline, and skills that are part of the 21st century umbrella, and how points in the national curriculum relate to economic and social development. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Educational change -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Education, Higher -- Economic aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Corporatization -- Lebanon en_US
dc.title Exploring the changing role of education under the influence of global neoliberal reforms in Lebanon. (c2017) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200901763 en_US
dc.author.commembers Nabhani, Mona
dc.author.commembers Natout, Mahmoud
dc.author.department Education en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: x, 65 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Bahous, Rima
dc.keywords Neoliberalism en_US
dc.keywords Ideology en_US
dc.keywords 21st century skills en_US
dc.keywords Human Capital Theory en_US
dc.keywords Market en_US
dc.keywords Lebanese en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography : leaves 59-63. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2017.15 en_US
dc.author.email zeina.mashtoub@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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