education

MENASA Women: Breaking Glass Ceilings

The importance of male allies in the struggle for gender parity By Arfa Shahid “We don’t give women their rights in the form of charity. Women’s rights are not at the discretion of men—they are inherent,” said Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. I met Yousafzai ahead of his panel discussion at

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Education in the UAE: A School Principal Pens Her Thoughts

By Sheikha Deemas Yohan Al Yeris Al Subosi My belief that the foundation of a strong state rests in the education of it’s youth and my passion as an educationist motivated me to start my career as a teacher in the UAE. I stepped into my role in education on September 18, 1973. It led me

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Malala Yousafzai’s Father on Raising Feminist Sons

Newsweek Middle East EXCLUSIVE: At the Investing in the Future UN Women Conference in Sharjah, UAE, Newsweek Middle East‘s Arfa Shahid asked Malala Yousafzai’s father how he is raising feminist sons who ensure the empowerment of women. Malala has two younger brothers, Khushal Khan and Atal Khan. Here’s what Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai, a U.N. Special

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Technology in Education

Don’t underestimate technology’s role in personalized learning By Andy Turner It seems that for every generation, schooling can be defined in its own unique way. Where the chalkboard and abacus once ruled, the whiteboard and calculator came along to replace them—a prime example of just how transformational technology can be. Today, change is taking place once

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Business Outlook: The MBA Gets Up Close and Personal

By Randa Bessiso The MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree is still the preeminent business/general management qualification and is highly valued by a wide range of employers and recruiters. It is a general management qualification that equips students for a career in business management, helping them acquire a broad perspective on a wide range of areas

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MENA’s Private Education Sector: A Burgeoning Market

By Mansoor Ahmed “Probably the greatest social challenge for all of us is our youth – because they are our future. Without appropriate education and guidance, they will be lost souls, easily manipulated, and prone to being turned into a destructive element in society,” Abdul Latif Al Zayani, the secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation

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Education: Is It Just A Business?

Parents in the UAE believe many schools have turned education into a business, especially in light of steep tuition fees. By Majdoline Hatoum In a bustling emirate that has unquestionably turned into the Middle East’s main business hub over the past two decades, a growing number of private investors are tapping into Dubai’s education sector—a move

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World Will Miss Education-for-All Target by 50 Years

By Emma Batha LONDON, Sept 6  – The world is set to miss by more than half a century a deadline for ensuring all children receive secondary education, the United Nations said on Tuesday, adding that 40 percent of pupils are being taught in a language that is not their mother tongue. World leaders agreed

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Teach Equality in India’s classrooms to End Discrimination, Says Activist

By Anuradha Nagaraj CHENNAI, India, May 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Efforts to combat discrimination against India’s lower castes, religious minorities and women must begin in the classroom, with children holding the key to ending deep-rooted prejudices, a human rights campaigner said. According to the Amnesty International’s annual report for 2015-16, gender and caste based

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War, Disasters Disrupt Education of 80 Million Children

By Alex Whiting LONDON, March 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At least 80 million children living in areas affected by war or natural disaster had their education disrupted last year, leaving them prey to child labour, trafficking and extremism, experts said on Thursday. Many humanitarian aid appeals for 2015 ignored education, and aid appeals for

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