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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. Hosted by Middlesex University at their Dubai campus, the symposium was an opportunity to share and critically discuss matters related to comparative and educational research. 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 special edition includes a sampling of papers presented during the meeting and captures a sense of the rich conversations that took place.

Individual articles included in the volume are listed below. All articles can be accessed online for free at

  • Holistic Sustainability as Key to Emiratization: Links Between Job Satisfaction in the Private Sector and Young Emirati Adult Unemployment. Author: Georgia M. Daleure.
  • Supporting Parents of Preschool Children to Develop Strategies for Schema-Based Play Activities to Enhance Attachment and Well-being: A Preliminary Study in the United Arab Emirates. Authors: Kay Sanderson and Pat Preedy.
  • Private Education in the Absence of a Public Option: The Cases of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Authors: Natasha Y. Ridge, Soha Shami, and Susan M. Kippels.
  • International Higher Education for Whom? Expatriate Students, Choice-making and International (Im)mobility in the Northern United Arab Emirates. Author: Lee Rensimer.
  • The Educational Aspirations of Saudi Arabian Youth: Implications for Creating a New Framework to Explain Saudi Arabian Society. Author: Sim Woohyang.