Funds Cut for Prominent Arabic Language Program

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Dec 2016 / Opinion

The U.S. government has slashed support for the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad, a renowned Arabic program that provides language training in the Arab world for foreigners.

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.

To Get Rid of Extremism in Egyptian Education, Understand Its Roots

Hania Sobhy / 06 Nov 2015 / Opinion

Only after exploring the long history of religious involvement in education can policymakers understand how to root extremism out, the author argues.

A New Network To Support Better General Education

Maha Al-Hendawi / 13 Oct 2015 / Opinion

Leaders of the effort to improve courses that are designed to create more broadly educated students are meeting in Doha this week to form a new regional collaboration.

When a “Solution” Becomes a Problem

Ehab Hamdi / 21 Sep 2015 / Opinion

An attempt at preventing overcrowding in economics and mass communications faculties at Cairo University introduces other negatives.

A Conversation With Effat University President Haifa Jamal Al-Lail

Ahmad Sabri / 25 Jun 2015 / Opinion

Haifa Jamal Al-Lail spoke with Al-Fanar Media about the challenges Saudi universities face and the obstacles and opportunities for women in higher education.

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.

A Palestinian Student: Transformed by a Liberal Education

Asma' Jawabreh / 24 Apr 2015 / Opinion

A Palestinian student talks about her experience with liberal education.

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.