The Extent of Practicing Individual Academic Freedom at Kuwait University

By Meznah Alazmi.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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This study aimed at identifying the extent of practicing individual academic freedom at the University of Kuwait. To achieve this goal a questionnaire comprised of 30 items was made and divided into four fields: The first field relates to freedom in decision-making; the second relates to freedom of opinion expression; the third relates to freedom in the field of scientific study; the fourth relates to freedom in the field of study. A random sample of (685) students completed the questionnaire. The study found a number of results chief among them was that the subjects judged the degree of their practicing academic freedom at the University of Kuwait as moderate in all fields. The study also indicated that there were statistically significant differences between the means that can be attributed to faculty of study. This indicates that the theoretical colleges help students to practice their academic freedom, especially in the field of freedom of expression more than the scientific colleges.

Keywords: Freedom, Academic Freedom, University

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.37-50. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 282.013KB).

Dr. Meznah Alazmi

Teacher, Department of Educational Foundations, College of Education, Kuwait University, Kiefan, Kuwait, Kuwait


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