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The Evolution of Writing Centres in Bahrain: A Multipronged Analysis

  • Joel C. Meniado
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Abstract

This chapter traces the history of writing centres in Bahrain. Utilising various sets of historical and empirical data, this study specifically investigated the factors that influenced the emergence and development of writing centres in the Kingdom. Based on the findings, writing centres in Bahrain were put up to support institutional academic writing programmes and the Kingdom’s national development goals. Through the years, they have developed significantly. However, they still need to adopt more aggressive innovations vis-à-vis contextualisation to build a unique model that better serves the local clientele.

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Acknowledgements

The researcher wishes to thank Jodi Lefort, the former Director of the UoBWC, for providing necessary information about the history of the centre. He also wishes to extend his gratitude to Laura Lobato, the current Manager of the BPWC, for her extensive support by answering the interview questions very comprehensively.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel C. Meniado
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  1. 1.Royal Commission Colleges and InstitutesYanbuSaudi Arabia

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