To Teach Students to Learn, Teach Philosophy

Afaf A. Khoshman / 18 Oct 2018 / Opinion

Jordanian academics want to reintroduce the teaching of philosophy in schools and universities. They have good reason.

Twice Displaced, Palestinian-Syrians in Egypt Need Help

Tiba Fatli / 07 Oct 2018 / Opinion

Rules about who counts as a refugee bar these “guests” from basic human rights, including access to education. The government and universities could help change that.

Young, Educated, Desperate to Emigrate

Ursula Lindsey / 03 Oct 2018 / Opinion

The death of a young Moroccan woman while trying to reach Spain adds fuel to a national debate about the future of youth in the country.

A Tribute to Samir Amin, Egyptian Economist

Georges Fahmi / 27 Sep 2018 / Opinion

The intellectual who died in August shaped some of the intellectual debate about why so-called developing countries do not make economic progress.

Students Lose When Countries Cut Educational Ties

Elizabeth R. Bruce / 24 Sep 2018 / Opinion

The costs go beyond disrupting academic progress. Students also miss out on valuable opportunities for building workplace skills.

Book Banning in Kuwait: Whatever Next?

Layla AlAmmar / 18 Sep 2018 / Opinion

A committee of the country’s ministry of information has the power to ban books, in an affront to the country’s democratic principles.

Hard Lessons: North African Writers on Education

Ursula Lindsey / 05 Sep 2018 / Opinion

Books by authors from the Maghreb show a generational shift in views on the school systems they experienced.

Artists Share ‘Local Histories’ of War and Exile

Heba Elkayal / 30 Aug 2018 / Opinion

Works by two artists from the Middle East, recently shown in New York, reflect on the effects of conquest, past and present.

How Teachers Can Use Anthropology in Classrooms

Afaf A. Khoshman / 13 Aug 2018 / Opinion

Teachers can stimulate learning by recognizing and giving voice to the variety of social backgrounds among their students.

Samia Halaby: An Artist at Once Palestinian and Universal

Heba Elkayal / 10 Aug 2018 / Opinion

The acclaimed Palestinian-American artist Samia Halaby has stayed connected to the visual and political elements of her homeland while viewing her work as having a broad artistic role.