Arab Knowledge Report 2010/2011

14 Mar 2012

Preparing Future Generations for the Knowledge Society

The Arab citizen lies at the heart of the process of building the desired knowledge society. The Arab Knowledge Report 2010/2011 proceeds to the stage of laying the foundations for the knowledge society by developing principles of dealing with the methodologies and mechanisms of preparing future generations to actively participate in building the knowledge society and access its vast domains. Dealing with this matter put us right in the midst of the processes of preparing and rehabilitating Arab citizens to enhance their skills; instilling values which control and direct their decisions and activities, and the methods and mechanisms of their empowerment. These maximize the opportunities of their active participation in building the knowledge society and reaping its benefits. these gains will be employed within the broader context and ultimate goal of achieving sustainable human development to support and retain the pride and dignity of the Arab people.


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Table of Contents

  • Foreword, Table of Contents and Preamble
  • Chapter 1. The Knowledge Society: Concepts and Problematic
  • Chapter 2. Education and Preparation of the Future Generations for the Knowledge Society
  • Chapter 3. Social Upbringing and Preparation for the Knowledge Society
  • Chapter 4. Enabling Environments for Preparating Future Generations in the Knowledge Society
  • Chapter 5. Field Research on the Readiness of the Young to Access the Knowledge Society: Procedures and Findings
  • Chapter 6. The System of Action for Preparing the Young to Access the Knowledge Society
  • References and Background Papers

Document Highlights

  • The Arab Knowledge Report 2010/2011, is based on a broad conception of the knowledge society that adopts the triad of skills, values and enabling environments.
  • In addressing the issue of building future generations, we consider the process a step on the way towards possessing knowledge, which requires an atmosphere of freedom for supporting development options and strengthening the status of people in society.
  • The report maintains that the required skills, values and enabling environments cover three main dimensions: ‘cognitive,’ ‘conative’ and ‘social’, which control the processes of preparing and equipping the young for the knowledge society.
  • The study comes in light of the pressing need in the Arab region for accurate and standardised tools and methodologies which allow measuring the learning outcomes and the pace of their development scientifically and objectively.
  • The knowledge society is holistic and comprehensive and involves a quantum leap in the paradigm of knowledge, culture, politics and sociology. It is associated with a global culture of human rights, citizenship and governance systems.
  • The analysis of results shows a positive impact of some components of the enabling environments, particularly the role of the family, on preparing the young.
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