Most countries in the Arab world have been placed in the “very high” category of a worldwide table that ranks countries based on young people’s digital skills and their access to basic and secondary education. Predictably, the Gulf states top the Arab list. Dr. Soohyun Jeon discusses other improvements that still need to be made to continue improving education in the region.
UNESCO Doha has successfully conducted the Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates Case Study in collaboration with the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation and the National Commission of UNESCO in the United Arab Emirates and Ministry of Education, which was launched on 13 October 2016 in the RAK Chamber of Commerce.
The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research is pleased to announce Emirati film director Abdulla Al Kaabi and Nigerian cinematographer Usman Oluwaseyi as the first-ever recipients of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Documentary Film Grant awards.
Regardless of the topic, focus groups seek to discover key concerns and opinions of selected stakeholders when there is little or no information available. They are relatively inexpensive and provide deeper information as people engage in longer discussions. Here are some key tips and tricks on leading a successful focus group.
Students in the Al Qasimi Foundation’s Hands On Learning program had an opportunity to experience working as a McDonald’s team member for a day thanks to a partnership with the Al Safeer McDonald’s restaurant in Ras Al Khaimah.
The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) said on Tuesday that 51 out of 186 private schools may raise their fees for the academic year starting next month, some by up to 50 percent.
Despite the announcement, school fee schedules posted by ADEC show that tuition fees will maintain their same price levels as in the elapsed academic year, making parents confused in regards to the fees they will be paying.
Mandatory training for public school teachers is often repetitive, irrelevant, or provided by unqualified instructors, a study has suggested. The UAE has one of the highest rates of teachers taking part in professional development, at 92 percent, but the survey shows discontent with its quality.
State-funded foundations offer opportunities to promising Emirati youth but lack services to meet the growing needs of at-risk youths, the elderly, and the environment, a study has found.
Getting every teacher through the UAE’s licensing system and maintaining a clearer balance between investment in schools and profits will be key challenges facing the education sector into the next decade, experts say. Dr. Natasha Ridge calls for a more diverse education sector with a wider range of non-profit schools.
Education leaders in the Gulf are familiar with international benchmark tests like the PIRLS, TIMSS, and PISA. Most are also familiar with the reality that, despite massive financial investments in education on the part of GCC states, their test scores remain comparatively low. Cognitive neuroscience, believes Dr. Abadzi, may shed light on why Arab students fall behind students from other nations at such early stages in their education.