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.

How to Avoid Getting Cheated by Phony Scholarships

Benjamin Plackett / 24 Feb 2015 / Opinion

Fraudulent universities use fake scholarships as bait to lure unsuspecting students to part with their money. Here’s how to protect yourself.