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Writing Centers in the Higher Education Landscape of the Arabian Gulf

  • Osman Z. Barnawi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Historical Review of Writing Centre(s) Across the Gulf Countries

  3. Writing Centre(s) on the Ground

  4. Comparative Investigations of Writing Centres in the Arabian Gulf Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249

About this book


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.



Saudi Arabia Bahrain Qatar Oman Kuwait Composition Teaching writing Writing skills Writing Centers Arabian Gulf

Editors and affiliations

  • Osman Z. Barnawi
    • 1
  1. 1.Yanbu English Language InstituteRoyal Commission Colleges and InstitutesYanbu Industrial CitySaudi Arabia

About the editors

Dr Osman Z. Barnawi (PhD in Composition and TESOL) is the former Managing Director of Yanbu English Language Institute as well as the founder of the Writing Centers at the Royal  Commission Colleges and Institutes, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. He is now the Managing Director of Yanbu Technical Institute at the Royal Commission Colleges and Institutes.

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