- ItemThe Role of Perception in Fostering or Impeding the Unity through Diversity(2009-06-09) Shatka K. Mohammed
- ItemThe Arabs and the other Nations Cultures: Enhancing the commonalities(2009-06-09) Kanaan A. Mays
This study investigates the relationship between Arabs and the other Nations Cultures, though identifying what makes both cultures unique and the commonalities between both cultures. The unity of cultures to face the world crises is emphasized. Data are gathered and analyzed through intensive analysis of related published data. The study is came up with some important conclusions, mainly, cultures can coexist, and benefit from each other through respect and dialogue. Governments, and social institutions can and have to play a central role in sustaining coexistence, respect and openness.
- ItemUnderstanding and Fostering Cultural Diversity(2009-06-09) Dwaikat, Amjad S.
Today’s cultural diversity is the outcome of thousands of years of human interactions with nature and relations among humans who have different cultures, beliefs and patterns of life. Therefore, we need to transfer this invaluable heritage to upcoming generations. The correct employment of this heritage through common understanding, concrete passion and brotherhood will be a safety valve for true dialogue which will be a base for better life. The main challenge in the 21st century is how to consolidate culture of peace, human rights, and freedom based on mutual trust and respect. The main dilemma for some countries is the lack of communication and common understanding with other nations and accordingly, this has become a necessity and inevitable. In conclusion, people could not live in isolation because the world is becoming a small village due to the state-of-the-art technology, advanced communications and international cooperation which will definitely motivate cultural openness and dialogue.
- ItemThe quality and quantity of intercultural education among Euro-Mediterranean Universities(2009-06-09) Murad Al-Fuqaha
This paper aims to investigate the quality and quantity of intercultural education among Euro-Mediterranean Universities at the level of university's compulsory courses in terms of: the number and variety of intercultural related courses toughs in these universities as well as the way those courses introduce and deal with the other nations cultures. Finally, this paper aims at providing some important results and recommendations to the Euro-Mediterranean Universities to enhance intercultural exchange, understanding and dialogue.