Jordanian academics want to reintroduce the teaching of philosophy in schools and universities. They have good reason.
Change in curriculum and ways of delivering education are the key to helping Syrian students succeed and will ultimately help all students.
A Ph.D. candidate and mother of two young children says reaching her academic goal has been difficult but it can be done.
The writer compares her experience of three different academic systems in three different countries.
Finding a mission in life is the result of hard work, not chance.
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.
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.
With the chances low for real change in educational policies in the region, the author believes informal initiatives may make an important difference.
Only after exploring the long history of religious involvement in education can policymakers understand how to root extremism out, the author argues.