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  • New Book Investigates Gender Gap in GCC Education

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    June 10, 2014

    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.

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  • Vice President of Gulf Comparative Education Society Elected

    Al Wasat
    June 04, 2014

    Dr. Abdullah Al Ajmi has formally been elected as the new Vice President of the Gulf Comparative Education Society.

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  • Interview with Dr. Natasha Ridge: The Gender Gap in Education

    Natasha Ridge, Dubai Eye
    May 24, 2014

    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.

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  • Global Interest in Hands-on Student Retention Scheme

    Frankston Standard Leader
    May 12, 2014

    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.

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  • It's Not Magic, It's Creativity, And It's Transforming Classrooms

    Jennifer MacKenzie, Barakabits
    April 18, 2014

    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.

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  • The Notion of Education for the Population Applies to UAE

    Roberta Pennington, The National
    April 10, 2014

    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.

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  • Experts Warn of Trouble if Gulf Boys are Not Properly Educated

    Roberta Pennington, The National
    April 09, 2014

    When it comes to boys' education in the GCC, the time has come to make a concerted effort to keep them in school or risk dire consequences, educators heard yesterday. "Unless some effort is made to educate males in meaningful ways, there is, in my mind, certainly many social problems looming in the GCC," Dr. Natasha Ridge explained.

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  • There are Many Reasons Why Boys Drop Out of School in the UAE

    Ayesha Almazroui, The National
    March 31, 2014

    Someone who works at the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) said that when it comes to education, "We don't have to worry about women. We need to worry about boys." In education, Emirati females surpass their male counterparts in both attendance and performance. In schools, girls outperform boys at all levels across the majority of subjects.

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  • Non-profit Schools May Have Promise for UAE Education Sector

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    March 26, 2014

    In an on-going study focusing on schools, parents, and education stakeholders, the Al Qasimi Foundation’s research team is exploring the growing private education sector and its role in attracting and retaking professional talent in the UAE as it continues to build its economy.

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  • Promoting Inclusive Teaching in Ras Al Khaimah Schools

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    March 26, 2014

    This spring, the Al Qasimi Foundation added new courses to its growing list of professional development offerings that are available to local educators. One of these courses, led by Ms. Vicky Allen of the Fujairah Higher Colleges of Technology, focuses on equipping teachers to better integrate students with special needs into traditional classrooms.

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