Teaching My Son Arabic: Balancing Love and Grammar

Hossam Abouzahr / 08 Aug 2018 / Opinion

A second-generation Lebanese American mastered classical and colloquial Arabic as an adult. He wants his son also to have access to the world the language opened for him.

Social Media Can Fight the Arab Health Crisis

Marco Bardus / 30 Jul 2018 / Opinion

Platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn could help counter worrying health trends, but some communities are at risk of being left behind.

Arab Magazines: A Neglected History Resurfaces

Ursula Lindsey / 24 Jul 2018 / Opinion

An exhibition in Rabat showcases publications whose mission was to gather and share the best thinking of its time, despite enormous challenges

A Woman Seeks Freedom From the Hijab

Sandra El Azki / 06 Jul 2018 / Opinion

For some women wearing a headscarf is a sign of religious devotion, but for others it feels confining.

An Increasingly Popular Cultural Lens: Arabic Literature

M. Lynx Qualey / 16 May 2018 / Opinion

A researcher finds that more professors are teaching Arabic literature in translation, in courses sprinkled around the world. The next step, she says, is for the teachers to learn from each other.

A ‘Backpack’ Helps Refugee Students Store and Share Credentials

Keith David Watenpaugh / 29 Mar 2018 / Opinion

A new tool was developed to help ensure refugees’ academic and employment mobility.

Want to Improve Teaching? Listen to Teachers

Yara Hilal / 19 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Isolated workshops led by outside experts fail to tap teachers’ own expertise, says a researcher working on models for Lebanon.

Journalism Schools Need to Modernize; Sociologists Can Help

Paula El Khoury / 07 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Arab governments may be more likely to tolerate reporters writing in foreign languages, but more journalists need to write in Arabic.

Measuring Quality in Higher Education Is a Tricky Proposition

Chester D. Haskell / 08 Feb 2018 / Opinion

Students need to understand what lies behind accreditation before they rely on it to make decisions, a consultant says.

How to Write a Dissertation in Your Second Language

Katherine Firth / 12 Jan 2018 / Opinion

A writing instructor offers tips on writing a Ph.D. dissertation in English for academics who use it as a second language.