Significance of Local inputs in curriculum development at Transnational Education

Ummesalma Husein

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    In the wake of transnational education spreading its wings in UAE, the issue of local inputs in curriculum development/revision is often utterly overlooked.

    This paper is going to address, the generic need of local input to curriculum development(mainly addressing need at Business programs) via a literature review and in specific context to UAE. It shall also present an on-ground situational analysis that reads: none of the institutions established in any TNE formats employ local efforts in devising curriculum. Such an approach has its own detrimental effects. The study shall underline these.

    The importance of local inputs in curriculum development is elucidated further as the study accentuates learnings from established TNE receiver countries that did not employ regional contribution to the core curriculum offered.

    The study culminates by ascertaining the gain an educational establishment like Heriot-Watt can achieve through the added value of local input in curriculum development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2008


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