The purpose of this brief chapter is to set out the current trends and issues related to comparative and international education (CIE) in the Arabian Gulf region. As the field of comparative and education studies and research is relatively new in the Gulf, this chapter attempts to tell the story of the current state of the field in the region. One result of such an emergent area of the broader field is that there is little history and literature to draw upon, hence this chapter will defer to the literature regarding the field in general, drawing on specific area studies relating to the Gulf when available. Many aspects of education development, history, policy and practice have been examined, yet the distinct field of CIE, both as a teaching methodology and a research focus, remains a small, yet growing, part of the wider educational discourse and practice in the region.
Kirk, D.J. (2013), "Comparative Education and the Arabian Gulf", Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2013 (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Vol. 20), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 175-189. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-3679(2013)0000020018
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