Tag Archives: Education

How reading habits have changed during the COVID-19 lockdown

People have sought more security and safety in their reading. Andrii Kobryn/Shutterstock

People have sought more security and safety in their reading. Andrii Kobryn/Shutterstock Abigail Boucher, Aston University; Chloe Harrison, Aston University, and Marcello Giovanelli, Aston University During times of crisis, people find themselves faced with lifestyle changes. One of the earliest and most noticeable changes seen during the COVID-19 lockdown was how we consume media — and especially how we read. …

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Les systèmes éducatifs sont en crise partout sur la planète. Voici comment ils se relèveront

Education systems are in crisis around the world, affecting more than 1.5 billion learners in 188 countries. According to UNESCO, the consequences will be significant. Shutterstock

Education systems are in crisis around the world, affecting more than 1.5 billion learners in 188 countries. According to UNESCO, the consequences will be significant. Shutterstock Patrick Charland , University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) ; Olivier Arvisais , University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) , and Tegwen Gadais , University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) The current Covid-19 crisis, …

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The puzzle of home education in Hasidic communities

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While educating children at home is a big challenge for any parent, it is an achievement for most Hasidic parents. Fathers have not been able to develop their skills in this regard, not having received sufficient secular education themselves, and mothers, in charge of large families, often work outside the home. The issue is all the more important given that home education is …

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Beyond the black hole of global university rankings: rediscovering the true value of knowledge and ideas

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The recent release of global university rankings and the way these are reported raises important questions about the role and reputation of our tertiary institutions. Are universities measured and ranked according to what we really value? Or are they ranked and valued only by what is measured? And are those measures authentic and trusted indicators of quality? There was a time when no one …

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Why the Gulf monarchies have survived

Saudi King Salman accompanies Kuwait’s emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, left, during the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in December 2019. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Saudi King Salman accompanies Kuwait’s emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, left, during the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in December 2019. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) Edmund Adam, University of Toronto When the Arab Spring protests erupted in 2010, many political pundits predicted the uprisings would ripple through the entire region and ultimately reach the oil-rich …

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Can an Islamic education produce critical thinking?

Al-Madina free school governor Abdullah Shahjan was told his school was disfunctional. Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Dennis Hayes, University of Derby The closure of the secondary section of the Al-Madinah free school in Derby will be celebrated by those who oppose free schools and what are euphemistically labelled “faith” schools. Whatever the stated objections to them it is left to bloggers to warn of indoctrination. The bloggers say what many people fear and fear to say …

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Sending international students home would sap US influence and hurt the economy

Some colleges may have to scramble to make plans to keep international students enrolled. Boston Globe/Getty Images

Some colleges may have to scramble to make plans to keep international students enrolled. Boston Globe/Getty Images David L. Di Maria, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on July 8 to explain a policy rule issued on July 6. The Trump administration announced on July 14 that the policy rule had been rescinded. U.S. …

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Education, the great forgotten of this pandemic

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La educación, la gran olvidada de esta pandemia Shutterstock / GaudiLab Jesús Rey Rocha, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CCHS – CSIC) y Emilio Muñoz Ruiz, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CCHS – CSIC) Son pocas las familias que no han sufrido los problemas experimentados por alumnos/as y profesores/as para sacar adelante el curso, afectados por la pandemia …

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Abu Dhabi University maintains position among top 750 universities globally

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ABU DHABI, 10th June 2020 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi University, ADU, has been ranked among the top 750 universities in the world for the third year in a row, according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings. ADU recorded an increase of 15 percent in Academic Reputation, the world rankings indicator with the highest weightage. Reinforcing this performance, the university …

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UAE universities expect more local applicants amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Dr Cedwyn Fernandes of Middlesex University says staying close to family has become priority for students

(Dr Cedwyn Fernandes of Middlesex University says staying close to family has become priority for students Image Credit: Supplied Universities in the UAE expect more applicants from within the country amid a growing reluctance to study aboard because of the pandemic. Campuses closed in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak and lectures were forced to move online …

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