As is the case in Australia, boys in the UAE are lacking male role models in teaching, which can often lead to them becoming disengaged with the learning process in high school years.
A Community Gathering, residents in Ras Al Khaimah were taught there is more to fitness and well-being than sessions in the gym and salads for lunch.
This study suggests ways that the trend of migrant education workers should be addressed and leveraged, particularly in the Gulf, for the benefit of local students and the national economy of the UAE, which is increasingly relying on human capital.
Zarifa's paper, Sustainable Desert Development: A Case Study of Al Jazeera Al Hamra, was presented at the 7th International Conference on Architecture of the 21st Century.
The UAE’s state and federal schools are largely attracting transient expatriate staff who are on short-term contracts, work in institutions characterized by top-down decision making and have limited opportunities for professional development. Those factors could be harming the country’s quality of education, researchers have suggested.
This June, the Al Qasimi Foundation’s Community Gathering series organized Thai Cooking For Everyone, which was held on-site at Banyan Tree Al Wadi’s signature Thai restaurant, Safran. With the help of Executive Chef Nugraha and his sous chef, eighteen participants learned to create a mouth-watering Thai meal while getting to know their neighbors in Ras Al Khaimah.
The Al Qasimi Foundation couldn’t serve our emirate as effectively and enthusiastically as it does without a team of staff who are empowered through a range of professional development opportunities. Recently, the Foundation has been exploring a particular professional development tool, known as Personality Dimensions or colors analysis.
High rates of turnover are relatively common for the UAE’s expatriate workforce, and generally the country has benefited from highly-skilled workers who apply their expertise for specific projects here and then move on. But in the UAE’s fledgling higher education field, this practice is proving to be one of the barriers to raising standards.
Short-term contracts for university staff are causing job insecurity and “major professional instability” in higher education in the UAE.
A nationwide project to collect crucial data about higher education has stalled after three of its four staff left. Education researchers and policy makers have voiced their dismay over the staffing problems affecting the Centre for Higher Education Data and Statistics.