Buchtitel: Higher Education and its Privatisation
Nassar Massadeh
Higher Education and its Privatisation
An Analytical Case Study on Jordan from a Historical Perspective

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Nassar Massadeh, Jordanian, born 15th November 1977 in Al-Karak city. He completed his primary and secondary education in Al-Karak in 1995. Thereafter, He pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Baghdad in Iraq and successfully graduated in the year 1999. On his endeavour to pursue graduate studies, Nassar participated in a Master’s degree program entitled “International Social Sciences” at the University of Friedensau in Germany. He received master degree in July 2007 upon writing his MA thesis regarding human rights in the Arab states. In October 2007 and after devising a PhD proposal, Nassar embarked his PhD studies at the University of Erfurt, Chair of Westasian History, with a direct supervision from Prof. Dr. Birgit Schaebler, the head of the Chair.

Education can be best understood when it is viewed historically. This study will show that the historical policies that existed since the 19th century and the political events, which Jordan went through since establishing the Emirate of East Jordan, have affected the development of the educational system. They have shaped the attitude of society in general, resulting in a majority of Jordanians seeking a university education, as the only path to both social and economic advancement. The gained social attitude, the historical events and the resulting pressure, are among the main reasons for the increased number of higher education institutions in the public sector, which later led the Jordanian government to resort to launching the policy of privatisation of higher education. This study provides an investigation of the expansion of private higher education institutions in Jordan from a historical perspective.


Chapter One

1.1. Jordan Key Facts
1.2. Background and Importance of the Study
1.3. Hypotheses of the Study
1.4. Aims and Research Questions
1.5. Methodology
1.6. Research Instruments
1.7. Scope and Limitations

Chapter Two
The Historical Development of the Jordanian Education System

2.1. Overview of Education in the Late Ottoman Empire from 1841 to 1921 and the Impact of Tanzimat
2.1.1. An overview of the Ottoman Empire
2.1.2. Schools (Madrasas) in the Ottoman Period
2.1.3. Objectives of the Ottoman State Civil Schools
2.1.4. Schools in Transjordan
2.1.5. The Organisation of the Education System
2.1.6. The Finance of Education
2.1.7. Private Schools in the Ottoman Empire
2.1.8. Higher Education
2.1.9. The Relationship between the Arabs and the Ottomans
2.1.10 Summary

2.2. Development of Education in Jordan during the British Mandate until its Independence in 1946
2.2.1. Emergence of the Mandate
2.2.2. Conditions affecting the Development of Education in the Emirate of East Jordan
2.2.3. The Structure of the Educational System in the Emirate of East Jordan Organisation and Administration The Centralisation of Education Finance of Education Examinations Absenteeism from the School
2.2.4. Curriculum of Books
2.2.5. Private Schools in the Emirate of East Jordan
2.2.6. Higher education
2.2.7. Summary

2.3. Education in Jordan after Independence: From 1947 to 1977
2.3.1. Conditions affecting the Development of Education in the Kingdom of Jordan from 1947 to 1977
2.3.2. Levels of Schools
2.3.3. Finance of Education
2.3.4. Curriculum of Books
2.3.5. Female Education
2.3.6. Higher Education
2.3.7. Summary

2.4. Education in Jordan during the Period from 1978 to 1999
2.4.1. Conditions affecting the Development of Education in the Kingdom of Jordan from 1978 to 1999
2.4.2. Levels of Schools
2.4.3. Finance of Education
2.4.4. Curriculum of Books
2.4.5. Female Education
2.4.6. Illiteracy Education and Adults Education
2.4.7. Higher Education
2.4.8. Summary

2.5. Education in Jordan from 2000 till Present

Chapter Three
Higher Education

3.1. Background Information on Higher Education System in Jordan
3.1.1. Historical Development of Arab Higher Education System
3.1.2. The Higher Educational Legislation and Regulations in Jordan
3.1.3. Governance of Higher Education in Jordan
3.1.4. Higher Education System in Jordan
3.1.5. University Higher Education Level Studies
3.1.6.The Vision, Mission and Future Strategic Goals for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
3.1.7. The Strategy of Higher Education

3.2. Public Universities
3.2.1. Public Universities Admission Rules
3.2.2. Transformation of Teaching Methods and Teaching Staff
3.2.3. The Development of Student numbers and Foreign Students
3.2.4. Finance of Public Higher Education
3.2.5. Accreditation, Quality of Teaching
3.2.6. Productivity of Scientific Research

3.3. International Universities in Jordan
3.3.1. Universities and Globalisation
3.3.2. Internationalisation of Higher Education in Jordan

3.4. Private Universities
3.4.1. The Jordanian Government and the Process of Privatisation
3.4.2. Definition of Private University
3.4.3. The Model of Public and Private Education Prevailing in Jordan
3.4.4. Governing Bodies
3.4.5. Goals of Private Higher Educations
3.4.6. Private Universities Admission Rules
3.4.7. Accreditation and Licensure
3.4.8. Finance of Private Higher Education
3.4.9. Private Universities Mission and Vision Online Statements
3.4.10. Quality of Private Higher Education

Chapter Four
Arguments and Justifications behind Establishing Private Universities

4.1. Critical Arguments Pertaining to the Establishment of Private Universities in Jordan
4.1.1. Social Role of University Degrees
4.2. Justification for Establishing Private Universities
4.3. The Debate concerning Private Universities and the Opinion these Universities have about this Debate
4.4. Certified Universities and Legal Formula of their Foundation

Chapter Five
An Evaluative of the Experience of Private Universities

5.1. Factors of Success and Failures
5.2. Special Challenges facing Private Universities in Jordan
5.3. Achievements of Private Universities in Jordan
5.4. The Future of Private Universities

Chapter Six
Conclusions and Recommendations