Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

His Excellency the UQU President Receives a Book on ‘Design Standards for School Arabic Language Textbooks’

His Excellency the UQU President, Prof. Abdullah Bafail, received the book discussing: ‘Design Standards for School Arabic Language Textbooks’, from its editor, the Vice Dean of Scientific Research and Professor of Curricula and Methods of Teaching the Arabic Language, Dr. Abdullah Al Tamim, in the presence of the Vice President of Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Abdul Wahab Al-Resini.

Dr. Abdullah Al Tamim stated that this book is a project of the King Abdullah International Center for Arabic Language Services. He had the honor of editing the book, along with a number of academics from five Saudi universities who participated in its authorship. This work is intended to be a reference in the authorship of Arabic language school curricula.

He added that the book contains seven chapters that cover the linguistic, educational, psychological, cultural and social standards. It also discusses the criteria for linguistic and artistic assessment, and provides guidelines for the teacher. He pointed out that due to the continuous flow of knowledge and technical development, it became necessary to improve the quality of educational inputs and keep pace with modern technologies, stressing that the school textbook is considered the most important tool used by establishments for transferring knowledge and skills to learners.

Finally, His Excellency the UQU President expressed his pride in the scientific cadres that abound in Umm Al-Qura University. This is in to its contribution of scientific and cognitive resources, and the brilliant knowledge and extensive expertise being extended by its academic staff members from various disciplines in a way that assists in the progress of the country and helps achieve its ambitious vision.