This Study aims to investigate the role of Al-Quds Open University in enhancing the popular heritage and national identity in Palestine. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researcher used the theoretical and qualitative analysis and semi- structured interview to collect the necessary data from a purposive sample comprising (30) students at Salfeet branch.By analyzing the collected data qualitatively including mediations and (t) test and using theoretical analysis for four courses textbooks at Al-Quds Open University to find out whether they include heritage elements and enhance national identity and Palestinian popular heritage, the study reveals:1- The content of these courses participated positively in enhancing the national identity and popular heritage in Palestine.2- There is a great role of Al-Quds Open University in enhancing Palestinian popular heritage with average 72.18%.3- There is a great role of Al-Quds Open University in enhancing Palestinian identity with average 73.27%.4-There are significant statistical differences in students' responds towards the role of Al-Quds Open University in enhancing Palestinian popular heritage at statistical level (α≤0.05) due to the variable of sex for female favor. 5-There are significant statistical differences in students' responds towards the role of Al-Quds Open University in enhancing the Palestinian identity at statistical level (α≤0.05) due to the variable of sex for male favor. In light of the study results, the researcher stated some recommendations as follows:- Establishing a refereed journal which will focus on dissemination of scientific researches related to the Palestinian popular heritage.- Establishing a heritage institution which deals with the Arabic popular heritage.- Carrying out annual forum of popular culture and held alternately in the Arab countries.
Karoana, Khalid Nazmi
"The Role of Al-Quds Open University in Enhancing the Popular Heritage and National Identity in Palestine,"
Palestinian Journal for Open Learning & e-Learning: Vol. 6
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jropenres/vol6/iss12/3