Perceptions and Comparative of Media Education Curricula in Arab Universities
The emergence of new ITC in the Arab world has led many Arab institutions to meet the demands of the labour market. This study seeks to explore the MCJ programme curricula in nine Arab universities by looking at what they offer so as to understand better the needs of MCJ education in an ongoing growth field in the Arab world. Based on a qualitative approach via content analysis, the study found that most MCJ programmes seemed to be outdated, being influenced more by CF and CS courses than by OF, OS and elective courses (old teaching style). The results confirmed the hypothesis and the need to develop a new curriculum that goes beyond teaching the main faculty courses to focus on the labour market and on media industries’ needs.