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  • Natasha Ridge | Al Qasimi Foundation | Ras Al Khaimah | Interview

    Interview: Dr. Natasha Ridge, Executive Director of Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research

    Hanan Al Shehhi, Al Ghorfa
    August 01, 2014

    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.

  • Education cost | KHDA | Fee increase | Private education | Education access | Natasha Ridge

    Education Regulator Allows Fee Increases at 75 Percent of Dubai Private Schools

    Roberta Pennington, The National
    June 11, 2014

    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.

  • Photography | Community Gathering | Al Qasimi Foundation | Camera

    Local Photography Group Invests in Community

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    June 10, 2014

    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.

  • Hands on Learning | Student disengagement | Gender gap | Ras Al Khaimah | Al Qasimi Foundation

    Hands on Learning: A Solution to Student Disengagement?

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    June 10, 2014

    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.

  • Gender Gap | GCC Education | Natasha Ridge | Book publication | Al Qasimi Foundation | Columbia Teachers College

    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.

  • Gulf Comparative Education Society | Research | Abdullah Al Ajmi | 2014 GCES

    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.

  • Natasha Ridge | Gender Gap | Interview | Education trends

    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.

  • Hands On Learning | Ras Al Khaimah | Vocational learning | Al Qasimi Foundation

    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.

  • Creativity | Classroom | Education transforms | Al Qasimi Foundation

    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.

  • GCES | Keith Lewin | Natasha Ridge | Private education | social contract | Al Qasimi Foundation

    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.