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The Role of General Education in Students Perspective: The Case of Higher Education in Dubai, UAE

  • D. F. AntiadoEmail author
  • Fermin G. Castillo
  • S. Y. Marzouki
  • M. I. Tawadrous
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)

Abstract

General Education is part of the curricular structure of any program in any colleges and universities around the world. Its contribution to the principal/concentration and courses makes the students more aware of the ethical, moral, and societal well-being of the society they are in. Thru the years, we have seen that General Education started to evolve on what it is today because of modern development, migration, multicultural diversity, competition, and more. The purpose of this study is to assess the students view on the significance and relevance of General Education. Also, it explores the areas for improvement in General Education and how it can be sustained and linked to the social responsibility of students. This paper serves as an eye-opener on the value and importance of General Education in molding responsible and ethical students.

Keywords

General education Arts and sciences Assessment Improvement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. F. Antiado
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fermin G. Castillo
    • 2
  • S. Y. Marzouki
    • 3
  • M. I. Tawadrous
    • 4
  1. 1.American College of DubaiDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.University of FujairahFujairahUnited Arab Emirates
  3. 3.Helwan UniversityCairoEgypt
  4. 4.City University College of AjmanAjmanUnited Arab Emirates

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