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  • GGC | Boys education | education quality | Gender gap | UAE | Al Qasimi Foundation | Natasha Ridge

    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.

  • Reasons | Boys Drop Out | UAE education | Al Qasimi Foundation | Gender Gap

    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.

  • Non-profit schools | UAE education | research | Al Qasimi Foundation

    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.

  • Inclusive | Ras Al Khaimah school | Professional development | teachers | Al Qasimi Foundation

    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.

  • Majlis Event | shadow education | private education | Al Qasimi Foundation | Mark Bray | Education policy

    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.

  • Ras Al Khaimah | Prison Project | Capacity development | Al Qasimi Foundation | education

    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.

  • Artist | Ras Al Khaimah | Fine Arts Festival | Awatef Safwan

    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.

  • Ras Al Khaimah | Fine Arts Festival | Eman Al Flamrzi | Elham Al Flamrzi | Al Qasimi Foundation

    Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Launched on February 20th

    Abeer Zytona, Al Ittihad
    February 26, 2014

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, the Second Annual Fine Arts Festival was launched on February 20, 2014.

  • Ras Al Khaimah | 2014 Fine Arts Festival | Al Qasim Foundation | Mansour Al Feeli | Banyan Tree

    The Launch of the Second Annual Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

    Ridab Faisal
    February 26, 2014

    The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival seeks to build strong relationships for creative communication among international artists and to support the creative and artistic sectors of Ras Al Khaimah.

  • Al Qasimi Foundation | MENA | Go To Global Think Tank Index | 2013

    Al Qasimi Foundation Named One of the Middle East's Best Think Tanks in 2013

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    February 01, 2014

    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research was named one of the Middle East’s best think tanks in 2013 in the University of Pennsylvania's latest global think tank rankings.