How Plans Work In Real Life

Nur Al-huda Hamdan / 16 Mar 2017 / Opinion

Finding a mission in life is the result of hard work, not chance.

New Insights On the Arab World: 2016 Books

Ursula Lindsey / 12 Dec 2016 / Opinion

Ursula Lindsey offers up a cornucopia of fiction and nonfiction in Arabic, English and French for an intellectual feast.

Stop Sending So Many Young People to University

Nathan Field / 11 Jul 2016 / Opinion

Vocational education paired with industry development is the best solution to Arab-region unemployment, the author argues.

The Paradox of Higher Education in MENA

Shanta Devarajan / 30 Jun 2016 / Opinion

To improve higher education in the Middle East and North Africa, the writer urges a shift in the focus of education away from public-sector jobs.

Who Defines “Excellence” in Education? And How?

Clara Morgan / 13 May 2016 / Opinion

A more inclusive approach to improving educational quality in the Arab region could be the best solution.

Online Media Expands, Digital Divide Persists

Ursula Lindsey / 29 Mar 2016 / Opinion

A new report on media in the Middle East documents television’s dominance and sharp differences in who has Internet access.

Save Jordan from a Curriculum That Promotes Division and Ignorance

Rana Sabbagh / 20 Jan 2016 / Opinion

In an open appeal to the Jordanian King, the writer explains the importance of reviewing the curriculum in the Kingdom, which is full of exclusionary ideology.

2016 Prediction: Individuals Not Governments Spur Educational Change

Rasha Faek / 13 Jan 2016 / Opinion

With the chances low for real change in educational policies in the region, the author believes informal initiatives may make an important difference.

Teaching Journalism in The Arab World: Challenges and Lost Opportunities

Basim Tweissi / 18 Jun 2015 / Opinion

It’s time for Arab journalism programs to get a major overhaul, so they can help the region’s development, says the dean of the Journalism Media Institute.

Glass Doors: “Womenomics” in Jordan’s School Books

Mayyada Abu Jaber / 17 Apr 2015 / Opinion

The writer researches the direct and hidden gender biases in school textbooks, and the negative messages they convey about women’s economic participation.