Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues: Volume 4 Issue 2


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Transforming the practice of student teachers in the UAE through action research

Suzanne Littlewood

The purpose of this paper is to explore the outcomes of a final year action research project as part of an initial teacher education (ITE) programme in the United Arab…

Socio‐cultural theory and its place in the development of the teacher education program at the Higher Colleges of Technology

Khadar Bashir‐Ali

The purpose of this paper is to explore the meanings and implications of communities of practice; to discuss how socio‐cultural theories and social learning improve…

Becoming readers: our stories

Celine Kamhieh, Shaikha Al Hameli, Ayesha Al Hammadi, Nada Al Hammadi, Iman Nawfal, Athra Al Zaabi, Khulood Khalfan

The paper is part of a larger qualitative study of female Emirati university students' leisure reading habits and the purpose is to investigate the factors that have…

The use of mind mapping to develop writing skills in UAE schools

Shamma Al Naqbi

The purpose of this paper is to study the effectiveness of using mind mapping as a methodology to help students to plan effectively for a writing task under an assessment…

Emiratizing the education sector in the UAE: contextualization and challenges

John Raven

The purpose of this paper is to discuss issues and imbalances in the workforce in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that result from the nation's relatively recent emergence…

Local needs, external requirements: Balancing the needs of a country's educational system with the requirements of international recognition

Tim Martin, Michael O'Brien

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the experiences of a teacher education program in the United Arab Emirates to demonstrate how a program can best balance the…



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  • Professor David A Kirby
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