Building Value-Base Identity in a Globalized WorldEducation
Introduction Social and psychological factors concerning group and individual identity are recognised to be critical in creating a cohesive society. Both individuals and groups recognize religion and ethnicity are powerful expressions of identity. Although, religion and ethnicity are cited as uniting and help build cohesion in many societies, they...
21 Dec 2016
Moral Education for Sustainable FuturesEducation
Moral education will be on the class schedule of students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting 2016-2017 academic year. The rational to introduce moral education is that it can help build character and resilience required by youth to deal with modern day challenges. It also reinforces values that...
30 Aug 2016
Building Human CapitalEducation
Innovation and human capital are intertwined. In a knowledge and innovation economy, the greatest resource a country has is manifested in its workforce. Improving the qualifications of the population by providing education, training and continuous professional development significantly enhance the economic prospects. As described by Theodore William Schultz, an...
30 May 2016
Supporting Women in Science and TechnologyEducation
The role of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is regionally and internationally a rising issue. On 11 February 2016, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrated the first annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Its objective was to recognize...
03 Mar 2016
Dropping Out, Challenges and SolutionsEducation
The high school dropout problem is a crisis because it impacts not only individuals and their education, but because of the economic and social costs local communities have to deal with. Communities suffer from a lack of productive workers and higher costs associated with incarceration, health care, and other...
22 Jul 2015
Problem-Solving: Education for a better futureEducation
United Arab Emirates, 15 years old students who participated in the Programme for the International Students Assessment (PISA), scored poorly on math, reading and science in addition to the newly added section that tests students’ problem-solving abilities. The PISA test, administered in 2012 where more than 510,000 students from...
02 Feb 2015
Knowledge is infinite – oil is notEducation
Since 2000, over 70 countries that together make up over 80% of the world economy have been comparing how well their school systems prepare young people for life and work. The framework for these comparisons is the world’s global metric for learning outcomes, known as PISA (Programme for International...
27 Jan 2015
Bullying and Safeguarding Our Public Schools EnvironmentEducation
Bullying can have serious long-term effects on the children involved. School officials, teachers and parents have a responsibility to prevent it from happening and to take an action to correct this behavior and ensure interventions is available. Having a policy in place, parents and schools will have a...
16 Nov 2014