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.

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.

Education in Morocco: A Plea for a Middle Way

Ursula Lindsey / 06 Apr 2018 / Opinion

Reforming the education system in Morocco requires navigating between two extremes: expensive private schools and a free public system that fails its students.

How to Ask for a Recommendation

Leonard Cassuto / 05 Apr 2018 / Opinion

Getting a recommendation letter would be difficult if students do not guide their professors, the writer says.

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.

A Mother Calls for Equal Opportunities in Education

Suhair Abdul-Hafeez / 27 Mar 2018 / Opinion

An Egyptian writer and researcher tells of her experience, as a mother, in teaching her deaf son.

New Law in Egypt Supports Disabled Students

Mahmoud Shalabi / 24 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Updated legislation raises hopes of improving higher education opportunities for students with disabilities in Egypt.

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.

Two Caliphates Fall: Mosul Survives

Omar Mohammed / 15 Mar 2018 / Opinion

The Iraqi historian who reported from Mosul on the ISIS occupation tells the story of how his home city outlived both Ottoman rule and the self-styled caliphate of Da’esh.