Exporting acting curricula from the Midwest to the Mideast: Seriously?

Ann E Woodworth*

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Abstract

Qatar can afford to purchase pretty much anything— including top-quality American university education. However, given the vast differences in culture, dress, religion, and social mores, along with youth’s global unemployment rates and their hankering for all things technological, does it make sense for Qatar to import a course in acting? Many academics debate whether bringing Western liberal curricula to Middle Eastern classrooms is a good idea at all, but learning to see and experience the world from other people’s perspectives can be a lesson worth learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-151
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of General Education
Volume63
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Humanities acting training
  • International undergraduate education
  • Liberal arts education
  • Theater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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