Resume of Dr. Abdulrahman Sead Abdulaziz Al-Hamidi
Name: Abdulrahman Sead Abdulaziz Al-Hamidi, Ph.D.
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Address: College of Education, King Saud University
P.O. Box 2458, Riyadh
(personal address: P.O. Box 8091, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 11482)
Present Post: Professor – Department of Education
College of Education
King Saud University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Hamidi is the first Saudi graduate of a doctorate program in Adult and Continuing Education. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a Master’s Degree in Community School Leadership in 1971. His Doctorate was earned at Arizona State University, U.S.A. in 1975. He has promoted the interest of Adult and Continuing Education at King Saud University where he is a Professor in the College of Education. He designed, campaigned for, and implemented the Master and Doctorate Programs in Adult and Continuing Education at King Saud University. He is a founding member of the Center for Community Service and Continuing Education at King Saud University. Following are some of his activities during his professional life.
Dr. Hamidi has taught teachers of adults for forty years. In addition to his post at King Saud University he has taught at the following institutions concurrently with his post at KSU.
-Presidency for Girls’ and Womens’ Schools – seven years
-The Saudi National Guard
-The Organization for Eradication of Illiteracy in the Arab World
-The Center for Leadership Development in Adult Education in the Arab
-The Center for Training and Applied Research in Al-Direah, Saudi
-The Ministry of Education
-The Community College for Men in Riyadh
-The University of Nebraska – visiting summer faculty.
Head of Delegation for Arab Literacy and Adult Education Organization:
Mission to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania for Evaluation of Programs for Eradication of Illiteracy 1994.
Seven Years with the Presidency for Girls’ and Womens’ Adult and Continuing Education Program. This post involved organization, planning, supervision, implementation and evaluation of their Adult and Continuing Education Programs.
Organizing Literacy Programs:
Curriculum Planning Activities:
Author: Curriculum for the Eradication of Illiteracy (through the Presidency
For Girls’ and Womens’ Education.)
1. Program development – Master of Adult and Continuing Education
(King Saud University)
2. Program development – Doctorate of Adult and Continuing Education (King Saud University)
Curriculum for the Eradication of Illiteracy of men through the
Ministry of Education.
Planning, organization and participation in many training programs for teachers in illiteracy eradication programs such as:
Title: Preparing Leaders for Literacy Training (for the Ministry of
Title: Administration of Institutions for Eradication of Illiteracy (for
The Center for Leadership Development in the Arab Gulf
Title: Training Teachers and Administrators of Institutions for
Eradication for Illiteracy (for the Center for Training and
Applied Research in Al-Direah – United Nations Development
Promoting Public Support:
Television appearances, radio, newspaper, and lectures to promote the International
Literacy Day and on many other occasions.
Developing Teaching Materials:
BOOK: Hamidi, Abdulrahman. Introduction to the Science of Adult Education. Farazdak
Press: Riyadh, 1995.
BOOK: Hamidi, Abdulrahman. Research and Studies in Adult Education and Eradication of
Illiteracy. Volume One and Two. Farazdak Press: Riyadh, 1993.
BOOK: Hamidi, Abdulrahman. Foundations of Adult Education. Farazdak Press: Riyadh,
BOOK: Hamidi, Abdulrahman. Continuing Education: Between Theory and Application.
Farazdak Press: Riyadh, 1997.
BOOK: Hamidi, Abdulrahman and others, Increased Access to Higher Education in the Arab
Gulf States by Development and Implementation of New Resource
Institutions. Imam Mohammed bin Saud Islamic University Press: Riyadh,
BOOK: Hamidi, Abdulrahman and Noor al Deen Abduljawad. Efforts of the Kingdom of
Arabia in the Field of Adult Education During the Reign of his Majesty Fahad
Bin Abdulaziz al Saud. King Saud University Press: Riyadh, 1422.
“Responsibilities of Adult Education Directors in Adult Education Programs in Saudi Arabia”, Educational Studies, Volume 2, Thul-Qaada, 1398.(1978)
“Motivational Aspects of Literacy Training”, Adult Literacy and Basic Education, Winter, l978, (also presented at the annual conference of AEA-USA, Detriot, November, 1977).
“The Need for Defining Adult Education”, Educational Studies, Vol 2, Thul-Qaada, 1398.
“Adult Education in Saudi Arabia-Development Plans in An Emerging Society”, Lifelong
Learning-The Adult Years, January, 1979. (Also presented at the AEA-USA annual conference, NewYork, November 1976).
“The Responsibility of the College of Education for Adult Education in the Arab World,
Educational Studies, Volume 3, Thul-Qaada, 1399.
“Assessment of Student and Community Needs in Program Planning: A Rationale for Adult Basic Education Outreach Program in Saudi Mosques”, Adult Literacy and Basic Education, Winter, 1980.
“Physiological Characteristics of Adults and its Relation to Adult Education”, Educational Documents Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, Moharram, 1401.
MONOGRAPH: Motivational Factors for Participation in Adult Education as Seen by Students Who are Enrolled in the Women’s Literacy Education Programs in Saudi Arabia.
Educational Research Center of King Saud University, King Saud University Press, 1407.
“The Economic and Social Factors Which Mitigate Against Participation in Literacy Training Programs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia”, Educational Magazine of the University of Kuwait, 19:5, Winter, 1989.
“Some Considerations and Problems Which Meet the Planner of Adult Education and Eradication of Illiteracy Programs in Developing Countries”, Educational Studies, Vol. 5, 1408.
“Counselor Education for Adult Education”, Educational Studies, Vol 4, 1982.
“Training Those Who Work in the Field of Adult Education”, Education of the Masses, Number 17, September, l980.
“The Need for Institutions of Higher Education in the Arab World to Adopt Programs for Continuing Education”, The Magazine of the Arab University Association. Thul-Qaada, 1408.
“An Overview of Distance Education”. Education of the Masses. 2: 27, March, 1985.
“Some Considerations and Problems Which Meet the Planner of Adult Education and Eradication of Illiteracy Programs in Developing Countries”, Educational Studies, Vol. 5, Thul-Qaada, 1408.
MONOGRAPH: Obstacles to Conducting Research in the Field of Adult Education and Eradication of Illiteracy in Ministries of Education and Government Agencies in Gulf Cooperative Council Countries. Educational Research Center of King Saud University, 1989. (co-author)
MONOGRAPH: Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing for Programs to Eradicate Illiteracy. Educational Research Center of King Saud University, 1987. (joint author)
“Student Attitudes Toward Illiteracy Eradication Programs in Saudi Arabia,” Bulletin of the Faculty of Education-Qatar. Number 7, 1990.
“Attitudes of Adult Education Instructors Toward Teaching Adults in the Institutes Eradication of Illiteracy,” Educational Studies- Cairo, Number 34.
“Adult Education and Eradication of Illiteracy in Saudi Arabia”. L’Education Novelle. Number 48, September-December, 1989.
“The Influence of Educational Level and Educational Experience on Compliance Behavior of Adult Male Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia” , Education, 3:2, 1991.
Conference Addresses and Participation:
Among the most notable:
AEA-USA, New York, November, 1976. “Adult Education in Saudi Arabian Development Plans in an Emerging Society.
AEA-USA, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. October, 1978. “Reasons for Drop-out in Adult Education Programs in Saudi Arabia.”
AEA-USA, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. November, 1977. “Motivational Aspects of Literacy Training”.
“The Study of the Nature of Adult Education. Baghdad, 1979. “The Need for Defining Adult Education.”
The Sixth General Meeting of the Organization of Arab Universities – University and Higher Education for the year 2000. Sanaa’, Yemen, February, 1988. “The Need for Higher Education in the Arab World to Adopt Continuing Education Policy.”
The Role of the University and the College of Education in Training Teachers of Adults. Riyadh, 1985. “Training Those Who Work in the Field of Adult Education.”
Research in the Field of Adult Education. Riyadh, 1989. “Obstacles to Conducting Research in the Field of Adult Education and Eradication of Illiteracy Ministries of Education and Other Concerning Ministries and Government Agencies in the Gulf Cooperative Council Countries.”
AAACE-USA, Anaheim, California, U.S.A.. November 1992. “Motivation Toward Literacy Education in Saudi Arabia.”
AAACE-USA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., November, 2005. “The Role of Adult Education in Combatting Terrorism.
AAACE-USA, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A., October, 2007. “The Development of Adult Education in Saudi Arabia’.