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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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  • Majlis Event Sheds Light on Impact of Shadow Education in Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    March 17, 2014

    Entitled "Shadow Education: International Perspectives on the Scale, Nature, and Policy Implications of Private Supplementary Tutoring" the most recent Majlis focused on education, one of the Foundation's priority areas. Shadow education, which is the comprehensive term for private, for-profit tutoring, is an issue that affects many educational systems, including the UAE's.

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  • The Ras Al Khaimah Prison Project: Distinctive in its Excellence

    Abeer Zytona, Al Ittihad
    March 13, 2014

    The government of Ras Al Khaimah aims to equip individuals by developing their skills and intellectual abilities. The Prison Project is one of several that the government has initiated to serve the individual, to prepare him/her for the future and for contributing to Ras Al Khaimah’s society.

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  • A Picture Without an Artist, An Artist Without a Place

    Abeer Zytona, Al Ittihad
    February 27, 2014

    Take a closer look at one of the artists showcased at the 2014 Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, Awatef Safwan from Saudi Arabia.

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