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Development of Writing Centres in Oman: Tracing the Past, Understanding the Future

  • Khalid Albishi
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Abstract

Several factors are in favour of standard educational development in Oman such as the country’s economic status as one of the Gulf Corporation Council countries, the ambitious drive of the Omani leaders and the relentlessness of its policymakers. An overview of English language status in Oman and the surrounding factors shows vast and vital efforts made to increase the students’ competency in English as an important tool to achieving the goals of the government. The comparison presented of the historical emergence of both the Western and Omani writing centres shows that the activities of these centres in Oman need to be more professional, not only to reflect the generous spending of the country on all aspects of education, but also to accomplish its intended vision.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khalid Albishi
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  1. 1.Bisha College of TechnologyBishaSaudi Arabia

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