Women and Islam: A Topic that Troubles

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Mar 2017 / News

Hatoon al Fassi, a Saudi scholar, has provoked controversy in Qatar for arguing that the Koran, correctly interpreted, supports the empowerment of women.

Syrian Academics Get Secure Jobs in Turkey

Sabah Hamamou / 07 Mar 2017 / News

Turkish universities in border regions are giving more secure jobs to Syrians academics who can teach refugee students in Arabic.

Egyptian Online Platform Shakes Up Private Tutoring

Menna Farouk / 15 Feb 2017 / News

Tutorama aims to make high quality tutoring easily accessible in Egypt.

Back to the Old Quarrel: Philosophy vs Religion

Ursula Lindsey / 05 Feb 2017 / News

In Morocco, philosophy teachers object to religious textbook that calls their discipline “contrary to Islam”.

Informal Schools in Lebanon Reach Out to Syrian Families

Motiaa Hallak / 31 Jan 2017 / News

A program for the children of Syrian refugees tries to fill an educational gap in the Beqaa’ Valley.

Iraqi Universities Focus on Teaching English

Michelle Grajek / 25 Jan 2017 / News

Two new English-language teaching centers open in Iraq, to meet demand from Iraqi employers.

Academy Awards Fellowships For Improving Teaching

Benjamin Plackett / 10 Sep 2016 / News

A new fellowship program introduces Arab teachers to best practices, and to each other.

How to Break the Informal Ban on Studying Evolution

Benjamin Plackett / 07 Apr 2016 / News

Despite the strong bias in many Arab countries against the study of evolution, some scientists find a way. Their secret? Strong patrons.

In a Dry Country, Gardening Becomes Education

Eman Kamel / 24 Sep 2015 / News

Small gardens can become powerful teaching tools that help children understand the basics of sustainability.

In Algeria, the Berber Language Can’t Get an Educational Foothold

Rim Hayat Chaif / 27 Jul 2015 / News

More pupils are taking lessons in Tamazight, the language of the Berbers, but in fewer school districts, leaving the language at risk.