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  • Should we be worried that women outnumber men on campus?

    The Times Higher Education
    May 10, 2018

    There are now more women than men in higher education worldwide. While it would appear to be a victory for gender equality, this imbalance also highlights boys’ educational underachievement. So why does this gender disparity exist, what are its implications, and what research and programming is trying to address it?

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  • In Education, Gulf Women Don’t Focus on Jobs

    Al-Fanar Media
    May 07, 2018

    Women in Arab Gulf countries are enthusiastic about higher ed, but seek it for the sake of personal fulfillment and not in the expectation of getting professional qualifications, according to a new study by Woohyang Chloe Sim to be published later this year by the Al Qasimi Foundation.

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  • Saud bin Saqr: The UAE is a stabilizing force in the Arab world

    Al-Khaleej
    May 03, 2018

    The University of Incheon National has awarded His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has received an honorary doctorate in economics in recognition of the economic achievements and growth achieved by His Highness in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

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  • Books down: UAE education evolves outside classroom

    The National
    April 17, 2018

    As world education trends move towards science, technology, engineering and math, arts and sport must not be shoved to the side, as integrating them into school curriculums has been shown to help students better connect with their work and increase their well-being and academic performance.

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  • A study recommends changing study methods and returning mentors

    Al Khaleej
    April 10, 2018

    A study conducted by the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research recommends developing better, more targeted training and continuing support for teachers to ensure the successful implementation of new curriculum reforms.

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  • Student Assessments Play A Major Role in Disrupting Curriculum Development, Study Finds

    Al Khaleej
    April 09, 2018

    A study conducted by the Al Qasimi Foundation on curriculum development in the UAE confirms that the number of assessments students are subjected to, in combination with the methods of assessment and the decrease of the teacher-to-student ratio in classrooms, are some of the core obstacles preventing curriculum reform.

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  • UAE schools urged to teach more Arabic earlier as pupils fall behind

    The National
    April 09, 2018

    Schools need to dedicate more time for Arabic language classes and return to basic grammar tests if they are to support struggling pupils. Experts and teachers at the Gulf Comparative Education Society symposium, organised by the Al Qasimi Foundation, spoke of the vital need to improve academic achievement of Arab pupils from grade 1.

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  • New study charts struggle to overcome stereotypes of Emiratis among private school teachers

    The National
    April 09, 2018

    A new education study presented at the Gulf Comparative Education Society Symposium seeks to understand why some teachers appear to write off pupils, especially Emirati boys, that underperform in school.

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  • Curtains down on the 6th RAK Fine Arts Festival

    Khaleej Times
    March 03, 2018

    The sixth Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival came to a close on Friday. This year the event was extended over two weeks and included a variety of workshops for students and inspiring artists, including photography and more. The festivities, open to the public, counted renowned Emirati fashion designers Eman and Elham Al Flamrzi as well as actors Jamal Alghailan, Mansoor Al Feeli, and Sumaya Al Khinna among its attendees.

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  • The workshops teaching potential school dropouts to see life from a new angle

    The National
    February 22, 2018

    A photography workshop, part of Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, is the latest in series of classes aimed at changing the fortunes of at-risk students. The class is part of the Hands on Learning pilot program, which has been running since 2014. The scheme was launched by the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research in response to a 2013 study on male student dropouts in the UAE.

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