In this in-depth interview with Dr. Natasha Ridge, Executive Director of the Al Qasimi Foundation, Al Ghorfa provides a helpful overview of the Foundation and its activities.
Three-quarters of the emirate’s private schools have been given permission to raise fees for the coming academic year. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has approved applications by 118 schools.
Whether hiking deserted dunes, scaling skyscrapers, working the red carpet, or leading interactive workshops, Emirates Falcons Photography is one team of artists who understand their calling and unique context. Recently, the group has collaborated with the Al Qasimi Foundation by hosting distinctive Community Gathering event, Photography for Everyone.
This April, a group of ten educators, policymakers, and researchers boarded a plane from Ras Al Khaimah to Australia in search of one possible to the issue of male student disengagement, a common challenge in schools throughout the UAE.
When Dr. Natasha Ridge arrived in Ras Al Khaimah as a teacher in 2001, she was not prepared for the struggle that she witnessed in her classroom. In the UAE, boys were falling behind their female counterparts at alarming rates. The implications of this phenomenon are significant.
Dr. Abdullah Al Ajmi has formally been elected as the new Vice President of the Gulf Comparative Education Society.
In this radio interview, the Al Qasimi Foundation's Executive Director, Dr. Natasha Ridge, discusses the reverse gender gap in education, a condition in which females are performing better than males across ages and disciplines.
Frankston's Hands On Learning program is going international. A delegation from the UAE visited schools in Australia recently to learn about the program so they could start it in their homeland. The UAE team was keen to start Hands On Learning in Ras Al Khaimah in September.
Teachers know that discipline issues vanish when students are interested. So to support their quest for creative solutions, the Al Qasimi Foundation offers a wide range of courses taught for and by teachers, free to any educator in Ras Al Khaimah, regardless of nationality.
Does privatizing education for the poor make sense? Probably not much, said education experts assembled for the final day of the Gulf Comparative Education Society.