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  • TEELI, Al Qasimi Foundation, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, Education Quality, Education

    An Experimental Investigation of the Determinants of Teacher Quality: Risk, Patience or Altruism?

    Chetan Dave, Soha Shami, Natasha Ridge
    December 29, 2016

    Teacher quality is often considered one possible factor affecting student achievement. However, existing research has typically focused on easily observable measures such as teachers' content knowledge, years of experience, and education levels. This working paper presents results of a study that explored the impact of unobservable teacher characteristics (behavioral traits) on student achievement in English. Using lab-in-the-field experiments, 118 English teachers in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah participated in risk, patience, and altruism tasks, and results from the experiments were then mapped to their students' performance.

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  • Forum for International Research In Education, GCES, GCC, UAE, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Education, Youth, Education Research, Research, Arab World, Capacity Development, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Ras Al Khaimah, Parental Involvement, Private Education, Regional Research, Skills Formation

    FIRE: Forum for International Research In Education (Volume 3, Issue 2, 2016) Special Edition from the GCES 2015 Symposium

    Multiple Authors
    December 13, 2016

    This special edition of FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education celebrates the rich variety of research brought together at the 6th Annual Gulf Comparative Education Society (GCES) Symposium in April 2015. The symposium's focus, "Inclusion not Exclusion: Comparative Educational Perspectives at the Heart of Sustainable Development in the Gulf States," brought together a range of speakers from across the region and around the world. This peer-reviewed edition includes a sampling of papers presented during the meeting.

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  • National Day | Emirati | National Identity | Ethnography | Martin Ledstrup | Ras Al Khaimah | Al Qasimi Foundation

    Emirati Identity and Social Interaction in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah

    Martin Ledstrup
    July 12, 2016

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a rapidly developing country. According to a common assumption in media and scholarship, however, this development has come with a price: The UAE’s expanding expatriate population has led Emiratis to become more diligent about asserting their national identity. This paper approaches these issues through an ethnographic lens.

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  • UAE | Ras Al Khaimah | Professional Development | Education | Teacher | Team

    Teacher Professional Development in the UAE: What Do Teachers Actually Want?

    Elizabeth Buckner, Sonal Chedda, Justina Kindreich
    June 06, 2016

    Drawing on survey and interview data, this policy brief examines perceptions of professional development among public school teachers in the UAE. It explores what types of professional development teachers have access to, the barriers to professional development they face, and teachers’ stated needs for additional professional development.

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  • UAE | Ras Al Khaimah | Map | Foundations | Philanthropy | Emirates Foundation | Dubai Cares

    What is the Status of State-funded Philanthropy in the United Arab Emirates?

    Natasha Ridge, Susan Kippels
    May 31, 2016

    Despite the UAE's growing philanthropic sector, there has been no aggregation of information related to state-funded foundations’ various missions, and information on philanthropic activity in the country is scarce. This paper addresses this information gap, providing an overview of state-funded philanthropy in the UAE.

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  • Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi | Annual Report | Al Qasimi Foundation | Ras Al Khaimah | Emirati

    Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research 2015 Annual Report

    February 28, 2016

    The Al Qasimi Foundation spent 2015 investing in its research and programmatic endeavors, deepening and widening our engagement in issues related to education, public health, and urban development. While pursuing these focus areas, though, we also took a closer look at our relationships with stakeholders, who motivate us and help us to remain committed to research and development initiatives.

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  • Higher education | International education | Ras Al Khaimah | United Arab Emirates | UAE

    International and Commercial Higher Education in Ras Al Khaimah: Policies, Problems, and Promise

    Lee Rensimer
    December 16, 2015

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is rapidly growing as an international hub for higher education. The tertiary education sector of Ras Al Khaimah has expanded through a combination of public investment and educational zoning policies designed to attract foreign providers who are offering affordable higher education opportunities to the UAE’s expatriate residents. The increase in commercialized international providers introduces a range of regulatory issues, including the need for quality assurance, data reporting, accountability, and sustainability.

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  • Cheating | Arab youth | Students | Ethics | United Arab Emirates | UAE

    To Cheat or Not to Cheat: Evidence on Ethical Decision-Making From a Study of Arab Youth

    Calvert W. Jones
    November 30, 2015

    How do young people make judgments about what is right and ethical? The challenge of cultivating ethical citizens is one that every community faces, yet it has received only limited research attention in the Arab world. This paper summarizes much of what we know about how youth engage in ethical decision-making, with an emphasis on educational settings in which students are confronted with the question of whether to cheat or not.

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  • Healthcare | Health care | Ras Al Khaimah | Dubai | United Arab Emirates | UAE

    Hub Healthcare: Medical Travel and Health Equity in the UAE

    Sarath Ganji
    November 03, 2015

    In 2010, the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) spent a quarter of its total healthcare budget to send its citizens abroad for medical treatment. These patients are participants in a phase of globalization referred to as “medical travel.” Their movement coincides with the cross-border flow of health services, professionals, and companies, shaping a global industry. This paper provides evidence, based on the examples of Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, that medical travel presents the UAE with a mix of equity benefits and harms.

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  • Ras Al Khaimah | United Arab Emirates | UAE | Urban planning | Community | Development | Research

    Fact Sheet: Urban Planning in the United Arab Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    August 31, 2015

    This document provides an overview of the urban development projects that have occurred and are being planned within the UAE and particularly in Ras Al Khaimah, addressing industrial development, demographics, environmental issues, sustainability, and infrastructure considerations. For those interested in learning more about regional urban planning or in conducting research on the region, relevant sources are also cataloged.

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