EducationJuly 13, 2016

Influence of Teaching on Language Development

Students are not interested in learning the Arabic language. This is a problem and teachers and students together

EducationApril 17, 2016

The UAE Fights Brain Drain

The author writes about how the UAE has developed into a hub for talent and the measures taken to ensure retention of high-achieving Emiratis. Brain drain is the term used to define the movement or emigration of skilled and talented individuals that leave their home countries, usually lesser developed, to seek opportunities abroad in pursuit

EducationAugust 18, 2015

Work Placements Should Be Compulsory For Emirati Students

Article in brief: the job market in the UAE is very competitive; hence, an experienced individual is required at all levels. It’s very common for teenagers in developed nations to have a job while they are studying, whether they were high school students, undergraduates, or even postgraduate students. A work placement gives the individual an

EducationMay 1, 2015

Without Roots, You Cannot Grow – Part II

Article in Brief: The author looks at how the current school systems are not conducive to learning Arabic while also receiving a good education. In my last article, I wrote about how the Arabic language and culture are issues that need to be addressed separately, and my emphasis was on culture. This month, I’m shifting

EducationApril 1, 2015

Without Roots, We Cannot Grow

Article in brief: The author looks at the reasons why the Arabic language and culture may be at risk and the growing need for its preservation. Recent headlines in the UAE have been revolving around the need to preserve the Arabic language, as we lose the new generation to the English language and the many popular

EducationMarch 1, 2013

Walking for Education with Dubai Cares

Let’s just say waking up at 5.30 a.m. is not really my usual Friday mornings. My usual Friday

EducationNovember 1, 2012

Arabs Don’t Read

    When asked about whether or not he sees Arabs as a threat, Moshe Dayan, an Israeli military leader, said no by simply stating: ‘Arabs don’t read’.  Reading frees the mind and opens a possibility for free thinking. In many parts of this region, many are ‘anti-thinking’, simply because thinking leads to change. The

EducationMarch 1, 2012

The Speak Up Challenge, Breaking the Silence About Children With Disabilities or Learning Difficulties

    “The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a

EducationFebruary 1, 2012

The Need for Improving the Qualifications of Childcare Teachers in the UAE

By Ayesha AlJanaji (@_AyeshaAlJanahi) “Young children soak up knowledge about their world with the eagerness of thirsty sponges”.

EducationDecember 2, 2011

Healthy Criticism

By Fatma Bujsaim (@FatmaBujsaim) Growing up, we have been taught that it is rude to criticize people. That