Emerging Writing Research from the Middle East North Africa Region

"Chapters from scholars on strategic approaches to teach writing in the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as the various challenges faced by faculty and administrators.

Author: Lisa R. Arnold

Publisher: CSU Open Press

ISBN: 1607327031

Category: English language

Page: 298

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"Chapters from scholars on strategic approaches to teach writing in the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as the various challenges faced by faculty and administrators. A little understood region and certainly within the discipline of Rhetoric and Composition and Second Language Writing"--Provided by publisher.

Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching

In L. Arnold, A. Nebel, & L. Ronesi (Eds.), Emerging writing research from the Middle East-North Africa region (pp. 175–200).

Author: Hayo Reinders

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030134136

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

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This edited collection presents a study of innovation in teaching, learning, assessment and teacher development practices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The thirteen research-based chapters in this collection examine recent innovations in English language teaching, drawing on classroom, administrative and learning experiences from seven of the countries in the region. The major trends analyzed across the volume include the language skills of reading and writing and the prevalence of technology and technology-enhanced instruction. It highlights that innovative teaching, learning and assessment practices that are now in place in virtually all levels of English language teaching and learning from primary school to university to adult education sectors, and reflects on possible ways forward for innovation in the field of ELT. This book will provide valuable insight for scholars of applied linguistics and practitioners working in language policy,

Western Higher Education in Global Contexts

In Emerging Writing Research from the Middle EastNorth Africa Region, edited by Lisa R. Arnold, Anne Nebel and Lynne Ronesi (Eds.).

Author: Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498571821

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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This book invites faculty teaching at international branch campuses (IBCs), and international institutions using western curricula, to consider the opportunities and challenges of implementing American-style education in non-western contexts.

Reconciling Translingualism and Second Language Writing

She is the co-editor of Emerging Writing Research from the Middle East-North Africa Region (WAC Clearinghouse 2017) and has published on the history of ...

Author: Tony Silva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000176117

Category: Education

Page: 262

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This book brings together top scholars on different sides of the important scholarly debate between the translingual movement and the field of second language writing. Drawing on a wide range of perspectives, this volume examines the differences in theory and practice with the hope of promoting reconciliation between the two schools of thought. Chapters address the tensions in the relationship between translingualism and second language writing and explore programs, pedagogies, and research that highlight commonalities between the two camps. With contributions from leading scholars, this book comprehensively addresses the issues related to this contentious debate and offers ways to bring the two camps into conversation with one another in a way that promotes effective teaching practices. By providing a panoramic view of the current situation, the text is a timely and unique contribution to TESOL, applied linguistics, and composition studies.

Stabilising the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa

Ultimately, this edited collection presents a comprehensive look at the attempts to increase stability in the MENA region. This book examines the changing dynamics of stabilisation efforts in the Middle East and North Africa.

Author: Victor Gervais

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030252298

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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This book examines the changing dynamics of stabilisation efforts in the Middle East and North Africa. Written by recognised scholars and practitioners in the field, this volume provides a rich overview of the broader spectrum of stabilisation. The topics range from a comprehensive set of lessons learned in Afghanistan and Iraq to transitional justice and reconciliation efforts in Tunisia and international attempts to protect the region’s cultural heritage. Ultimately, this edited collection presents a comprehensive look at the attempts to increase stability in the MENA region.

Neoliberalism and English Language Education Policies in the Arabian Gulf

Environment and Planning Society & Space, 24(3), 389–407. ... (Eds.),Emerging writing research from the Middle East-North Africa region (pp. 27–40).

Author: Osman Z. Barnawi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351997188

Category: Education

Page: 206

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Over the past two decades, the Arabian oil-rich Gulf countries have faced enormous social, political, economic, cultural, religious, ideological and epistemological upheaval. Through detailed, critical comparative investigation, Neoliberalism and English Language Education Policies in the Arabian Gulf examines the impact of such disruption on education policies in a political and economic union, consisting of six countries: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. Using data collected from a wide range of sources, this thought-provoking book documents the inner workings of neoliberalism across a strategic geographical area of the Islamic world. The book teases apart the complex issues surrounding the ways in which access to English has been envisioned, contested, and protected from being challenged among different players within and between the Gulf countries. Osman Z. Barnawi explores the intensifying ideological debates between Islamic culture and Western neoliberal values, and questions whether Islamic values and traditions have been successfully harmonised with neoliberal capitalist development strategies for nation building in the Arabian Gulf region. Neoliberalism and English Language Education Policies in the Arabian Gulf will be of interest to academics, researchers and postgraduates working in the fields of language education and, more specifically, TESOL, applied linguistics, education policy, and teacher education.

Writing Centers in the Higher Education Landscape of the Arabian Gulf

In L. R. Arnold, A. Nebel, & L. Ronesi (Eds.), Emerging writing research from the Middle EastNorth Africa region (pp. 3–24). The WAC Clearinghouse: Colorado ...

Author: Osman Z. Barnawi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319553665

Category: Education

Page: 259

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This book addresses issues surrounding writing centers in the Arabian Gulf region. Including a foreword by Professor Ken Hyland, it brings together a number of thought-provoking chapters on the history, concept, and ground realities coupled with critical comparative discussions of writing centres in the region. The book begins by offering critical historical accounts of writing centers in the Gulf countries, before moving onto empirical research and reports on pedagogical practices that vividly capture the on-the-ground realities faced and experienced by different actors. These accounts serve to highlight how the writing centers vary between countries, as well as how they differ from the more well-known writing centers in the US and the UK. Finally, the book explores what sort of commonalities and differences the current trend of writing centres is producing within and between the six countries of the Arabian Gulf. This book will be highly relevant to those involved with writing centres along with directors, policymakers, researchers and teacher educators in the fields of Education and Sociology, particularly those with an interest in the Arabian Gulf area.

Feedback in L2 English Writing in the Arab World

In L. R. Arnold, A. Nebel, & L. Ronesi (Eds.), Emerging writing research from the Middle EastNorth Africa Region (pp. 3–24). Fort Collins, CO: The WAC ...

Author: Abdelhamid M. Ahmed

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030258306

Category: Education

Page: 251

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This edited book uses case studies to offer a comprehensive picture of the feedback practices and perceptions pertinent to English as a Foreign Language (EFL) writing in the Arab world. It highlights essential themes about feedback in L2 writing in eight Arab countries, and offers a detailed critical analysis of feedback practices and perceptions in six of these: Egypt, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. The book will appeal to an international readership of academics, researchers and practitioners interested in EFL writing in the Arab world.

Second Language Writing Instruction in Global Contexts

In L.R. Arnold, A. Nobel and L. Ronesi (eds) Emerging Writing Research from the Middle East-North Africa Region (pp. 175–200). Boulder, CO: University Press ...

Author: Lisya Seloni

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788925884

Category: Reference

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This book revisits second language (L2) writing teacher education by exploring the complex layers of L2 writing instruction in non-English dominant contexts (i.e. English as a foreign language contexts). It pushes the boundaries of teacher education by specifically examining the development of teacher literacy in writing in under-represented L2 writing contexts, and re-envisions L2 writing teacher education that is contextually and culturally situated, moving away from the uncritical embracement of Western-based writing pedagogies. It explores and expands on writing teacher education – how language teachers come to understand their own writing practices and instruction, and what their related experiences are in non-English dominant contexts across the globe.

Arabic Sociolinguistics

... A. Nebel and L. Ronesi (eds), Emerging Writing Research from the Middle EastNorth Africa Region, Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 27–40.

Author: Reem Bassiouney

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781626167872

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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In this second edition of Arabic Sociolinguistics, Reem Bassiouney expands the discussion of major theoretical approaches since the publication of the book’s first edition to account for new sociolinguistic theories in Arabic contexts with up-to-date examples, data, and approaches. The second edition features revised sections on diglossia, code-switching, gender discourse, language variation, and language policy in the region while adding a chapter on critical sociolinguistics—a new framework for critiquing the scholarly practices of sociolinguistics. Bassiouney also examines the impact of politics and new media on Arabic language. Arabic Sociolinguistics continues to be a uniquely valuable resource for understanding the theoretical framework of the language.

Money in the Middle East and North Africa

He is the editor of the journal Review of Middle East Economics and Finance. His research areas include macroeconomics, political economy, ...

Author: David Cobham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136864162

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Monetary policy in the Middle East and North African (MENA) countries remains an understudied area; this book fills an important gap by examining monetary policy frameworks and monetary policy strategies in the region. Building on the editors’ earlier book, Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Middle East and North Africa, which focused on central bank independence issues and on exchange rate regimes, this book emphasises monetary policy strategies. Part I contains an overview of the financial markets and institutions which condition the choice of monetary policy strategy in the countries of the region, followed by single-country studies on aspects of the monetary policy frameworks of Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, the Palestinian Territory and Turkey. Part II includes analyses of the prospects for inflation targeting in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, of the monetary transmission mechanism in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, of the relative advantages of inflation targeting and exchange rate fixity with reference to Egypt, of the problem of fiscal dominance in Egypt, and of the inflationary implications of exchange rate fixity for Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The contributors are experts from universities inside and outside the MENA region, from central banks in the region and from outside institutions such as the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa

This volume combines ethnographic accounts of fieldwork with overviews of recent anthropological literature about the region on topics such as Islam, gender, youth, and new media.

Author: Sherine Hafez

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253007612

Category: History

Page: 414

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This volume combines ethnographic accounts of fieldwork with overviews of recent anthropological literature about the region on topics such as Islam, gender, youth, and new media. It addresses contemporary debates about modernity, nation building, and the link between the ideology of power and the production of knowledge. Contributors include established and emerging scholars known for the depth and quality of their ethnographic writing and for their interventions in current theory.

Uncommon Grounds

In this groundbreaking book, a range of internationally renowned and emerging academics, writers, artists, curators, activists and filmmakers critically reflect on the ways in which visual culture has appropriated and developed new media ...

Author: Anthony Downey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857735935

Category: Art

Page: 296

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In this groundbreaking book, a range of internationally renowned and emerging academics, writers, artists, curators, activists and filmmakers critically reflect on the ways in which visual culture has appropriated and developed new media across North Africa and the Middle East. Examining the opportunities presented by the real-time generation of new, relatively unregulated content online, Uncommon Grounds evaluates the prominent role that new media has come to play in artistic practices - and social movements - in the Arab world today. Analysing alternative forms of creating, broadcasting, publishing, distributing and consuming digital images, this book also enquires into a broader global concern: does new media offer a 'democratisation' of - and a productive engagement with - visual culture, or merely capitalise upon the effect of immediacy at the expense of depth?Featuring full-colour artists' inserts, this is the first book to extensively explore the degree to which the grassroots popularity of Twitter and Facebook has been co-opted into mainstream media, institutional and curatorial characterisations of 'revolution' - and whether artists should be wary of perpetuating the rhetoric and spectacle surrounding political events. In the process, Uncommon Grounds reveals how contemporary art practices actively negotiate present-day notions of community-based activism, artistic agency and political engagement.

Applied Linguistics in the Middle East and North Africa

This volume ofers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of applied research eforts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This region has not ...

Author: Atta Gebril

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027265791

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 390

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This volume offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of applied research efforts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This region has not received due attention in the literature and this publication provides a much-needed contribution to the existing body of knowledge. The editor recruited a number of renowned scholars who either work in the MENA countries or have experience doing research in this region to contribute to this project. The selection of chapters ensured representation of applied linguistics efforts in North Africa, the Levant, and the Gulf. The book looks into language research within social and educational MENA contexts. The final part of the book provides a forward-looking perspective about applied linguistics research and practices in the Middle East and North Africa. The book is primarily written for those interested in applied linguistics, particularly researchers, graduate students, and language professionals in the MNEA region.

Political Science Research in the Middle East and North Africa

I set out to Lebanon in the summer of 1995 eager to investigate the possibilities of starting a new research project on the politics of civil society in ...

Author: Janine A. Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190882969

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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"Political Research in the Middle East and North Africa focuses specifically on doing research in one of the most important regions in contemporary world politics. It is also one of the most difficult areas to do research in given the current high levels of violence, political instability, and authoritarianism that plague the region. Gathering together a large and diverse group of researchers who study the region, Janine Clark and Francesco Cavatorta's volume will serve as a foundational methods guide for young academics on how to conceive and carry out their research projects. At the same time the topics in the book provide a useful refresher to more established scholars so that their methodological training and ethical considerations keep pace with novel approaches and changing obstacles in the field. What makes this volume especially useful is its focus on methodological 'lessons learned' from the contributors' first hand experiences. Each chapter deals with the challenges of implementing qualitative and quantitative methods in the field, the real-life obstacles encountered and the possible solutions to overcoming them. It will therefore be an invaluable companion book to more standard methods books, which focus on the 'how to' of methods but are often devoid of any real discussion of the challenges of on-the-ground fieldwork."--Publisher's summary.

New Horizons of Muslim Diaspora in Europe and North America

His research interests include the politics of the Middle East, particularly the Islamic Republic of Iran, and sectarian politics in the region, ...

Author: Moha Ennaji

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137554963

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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This book provides insights into some of the social topics related to the homogenization and stereotyping of Muslims. It explores the experiences of Muslims in Western societies, with a particular focus not only on gender, home and belonging, multiculturalism, and ethnicity.

Shocks and Rivalries in the Middle East and North Africa

She has written mainly on international relations of the Middle East and Turkey's ... His research takes advantage of emerging data and technologies, ...

Author: Imad Mansour

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781626167698

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Shocks and Rivalries in the Middle East and North Africa is the first book to examine issue-driven antagonisms within groups of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) states and their impact on relations within the region. The volume also considers how shock events, such as internal revolts and regional wars, can alter interstate tensions and the trajectory of conflict. MENA has experienced more internal rivalries than any other region, making a detailed analysis vital to understanding the region’s complex political, cultural, and economic history. The state groupings studied in this volume include Israel and Iran; Iran and Saudi Arabia; Iran and Turkey; Iran, Iraq, and Syria; Egypt and Saudi Arabia; and Algeria and Morocco. Essays are theoretically driven, breaking the MENA region down into a collection of systems that exemplify how state and nonstate actors interact around certain issues. Through this approach, contributors shed rare light on the origins, persistence, escalation, and resolution of MENA rivalries and trace significant patterns of regional change. Shocks and Rivalries in the Middle East and North Africa makes a major contribution to scholarship on MENA antagonisms. It not only addresses an understudied phenomenon in the international relations of the MENA region, it also expands our knowledge of rivalry dynamics in global politics.

Music and the Play of Power in the Middle East North Africa and Central Asia

sidelined, particularly with the emergence of the 'new Musicology' in the united states (and critical Musicology in the uK) and the opening up of new arenas ...

Author: Laudan Nooshin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317092292

Category: Music

Page: 358

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What is it about the history, geographical position and cultures of the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia that has made music such a potent and powerful agent? This volume presents the first direct look at the complex relationship between music and power across a range of musical genres and countries. Discourses of power in the region centre on some of the most contested social issues, most notably in relation to nationhood, gender and religion. Individual chapters examine the ways in which music serves as a forum for playing out issues of power, ideology, resistance and subversion. How does music become a space for promoting - or conversely, resisting or subverting - particular ideologies or positions of authority? How does it accrue symbolic power in ways that are very particular, perhaps unique? And how does music become a site of social control or, alternatively, a vehicle for agency and empowerment, at times overt and at others highly subtle? What is it about music that facilitates, and sometimes disrupts, the exercise and flows of power? Who controls such flows, how and for what purposes? In asking such questions in the context of countries such as Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Tunisia and Tajikistan, the book draws on a wide range of relevant theoretical and critical ideas, and many disciplines including ethnomusicology, anthropology, sociology, politics, Middle Eastern studies, globalization studies, gender studies and cultural and media studies. The countries and areas explored share a great deal in historical and cultural terms, including a legacy of colonial and neo-colonial encounters and predominantly Judeo-Muslim religious traditions. It is hoped that the volume will contribute ultimately to a richer understanding of the role that music plays in these societies.

Economic Performance in the Middle East and North Africa

His research interests are in emerging markets finance and political economy. He has published his research results in many scholarly journals including the ...

Author: Serdar Sayan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134072217

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are in dire need of substantial institutional reform to improve their growth performance so as to create enough jobs for millions of entrants into their respective job markets, and to fight poverty and income inequality. This is necessary not only to reduce the risk of social unrest and domestic/regional conflicts, but also to assure stability of energy supply to the rest of the world and to hamper the violence originating from the region. So, the region's convergence to global standards of governance quality is desirable for increased prosperity and stability both in the region and outside. This volume contributes to the recently burgeoning political economy literature on institutions by putting together well-written chapters that empirically study the relationship between economic performance and institutional characteristics in MENA economies to point out some of the areas where institutional reform is particularly needed and possible tools to use for such reform. Perhaps one common lesson that can be derived from all chapters in the volume is that the both the region itself and the global economy will benefit from a MENA region that is better integrated to the rest.

Emerging Markets and the Global Economy

The regions studied in the volume are quite rich, including the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Latin America, Gulf region, Asia, European Union, ...

Author: Mohammed El Hedi Arouri

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780124115637

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 928

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Emerging Markets and the Global Economy investigates analytical techniques suited to emerging market economies, which are typically prone to policy shocks. Despite the large body of emerging market finance literature, their underlying dynamics and interactions with other economies remain challenging and mysterious because standard financial models measure them imprecisely. Describing the linkages between emerging and developed markets, this collection systematically explores several crucial issues in asset valuation and risk management. Contributors present new theoretical constructions and empirical methods for handling cross-country volatility and sudden regime shifts. Usually attractive for investors because of the superior growth they can deliver, emerging markets can have a low correlation with developed markets. This collection advances your knowledge about their inherent characteristics. Foreword by Ali M. Kutan Concentrates on post-crisis roles of emerging markets in the global economy Reports on key theoretical and technical developments in emerging financial markets Forecasts future developments in linkages among developed and emerging economies