Are Small Classes Best? It’s Complicated

Beckie Supiano / 06 May 2018 / Opinion

The writer describes the conversation surrounding the relationship between effective teaching and course size.

To Sustain Standard Arabic, Invest Early in Grammar

Helen Abadzi / 25 Apr 2018 / Opinion

The Arabic used is schools is almost a foreign language to many Arab students, but research suggests ways of teaching it more effectively.

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.

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.

In Yemeni Camp, a Principal Struggles to Keep Girls in School

Mohammed Ali Kalfood / 26 May 2017 / Opinion

A head teacher in Yemen’s biggest camp for internally displaced people is struggling to keep the doors open – and to prevent girls dropping out.

You Can Combine Motherhood and Study

Ahlam Mustafa / 21 Apr 2017 / Opinion

A Ph.D. candidate and mother of two young children says reaching her academic goal has been difficult but it can be done.

Egyptian Universities Abuse Disciplinary Codes to Squeeze Student Freedoms

Mahmoud Shalabi / 14 Apr 2017 / Opinion

Egyptian universities are meting out punishments that far outweigh student infractions in an apparent attempt to keep a tight lid on student activism, the author says.

Three Different Academic Experiences: Which Is the Best?

Ahlam Mustafa / 21 Mar 2017 / Opinion

The writer compares her experience of three different academic systems in three different countries.

An Essay on Teaching: Designing Assessments, Part 2

Azzah Awwad, Maha Bali / 17 Feb 2017 / Opinion

In the second part of their essay, the authors discuss feedback, growth and attitude towards failure.

A Roadmap for Rebuilding Higher Education in Iraq

Lori Mason / 14 Feb 2017 / Opinion

Universities have an important role to play in the healing and rebuilding of Iraq after Da’esh.