Arab Today, arab today arab education must improve
Last Updated : GMT 02:21:42
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Expert proposes reform

Arab education must improve

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Arab education must improve

Schools are key social and political actors
Dubai - Arabstoday

Schools are key social and political actors Dubai - Arabstoday Education in the Arab world is not yet up to the level to compete with developed countries, said Sultan Lootah, Managing Director of Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoun Foundation. “Education has flourished in developed countries, but in the Arab world there is still a need to work hard on improving the quality of education in order to prepare best a generation who can give their best to their countries,” Lootah said. He said there is a need to apply special policies related to education in the Arab world. “We need to transfer the successful experiences on education in the world to the Arab countries,” he said. He added that there was a call for an Arab Union Similar to the European Union. “In order to be able to have an Arab Union we need to prepare the new generation by offering them knowledge and education,” he said. “In an effort to continue its mission to boost the Arab and national efforts for building a society and economy of knowledge as basic source of Arab reformation and development, Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation will work on Arab Knowledge Report 2010/2011: Preparing Future Generations for the Knowledge Society,” he said. At a press conference held yesterday at the foundation Lootah announced details regarding the release of the Arab Knowledge Report 2010/2011. Lootah said the report will be released on March 14 in Ritz Carlton Hotel – Dubai International Financial Centre at 10am under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. “The ceremony will be followed by active discussion panels involving decision makers and specialists in the Arab region during both days. The purpose of these discussion panels is for the participants to share their opinions regarding the current state of education in the Arab world and the extent of the Arabs for knowledge society,” he said. Lootah said the Arab Knowledge Report 2010/2011 is considered to be another accomplishment of the ongoing cooperation among the Foundation and United Nations Development Programme UNDP to enrich the efforts of creating a knowledge society and its contribution in helping the humanitarian development in the Arab region. Lootah, who is the Acting CEO of the foundation, said the Arab Knowledge Report 2010/2011 is one of foundation’s aims for a society based on knowledge economy in the Arab world, and is ordered by Shaikh Mohammad. Lootah added that from the initiative comes the Arab Knowledge Report as part of a strategic cooperation between MBRF and the UNDP, which builds on the basic findings of the Arab Knowledge Report for 2009. These results have revealed a knowledge gap. Affirming that these gaps can be dealt with  by motivating the future generations by  galvanising the energies. Lootah said it is important to let people participate in issues and listening to their suggestions that would help cover the knowledge gap in the Arab region. For this, the foundation has provided a platform for public and experts for open communication as well as discussions through the launch of a website created specially for the report — two Facebook accounts and a Twitter account . Dr Gaith Fariz, the director of Arab Knowledge Report, said the report covered educational statistics from four Arab countries — the UAE, Jordan, Morocco and Yemen. “We were able to access information in those countries about education and we were welcomed by them despite the fact that we know that it will be difficult for us to access this from many Arab countries,” he said. “We got approval from the ministries of education who provided us with the required statistics and information,” he said. He said each country has its own set of educational problems and there will be no unified solution, but the report will work on finding the best policies on education that can be implemented in Arab countries. “The Arab Knowledge Report 2010/2011 is characterised by the pioneering field surveys which may be conducted as extensively and comprehensively for the first time in the Arab region. In order to further approach the reality; case studies were conducted in some Arab countries (the UAE, Jordan, Morocco and Yemen) which were chosen in this pilot study to reflect to some extent, the different regions in the Arab area. “And for the first time in the Arab region, the methodology and mechanism used in the preparation of this report, measured the skills, values and enabling environments simultaneously. In addition, workshops were conducted in these countries, and were attended by experts and stakeholders. It is hoped that this will allow in the future for the development and adoption of tools and methodologies to measure the readiness of future generations to access the knowledge society, and can extend its usage in future studies whether in the Arab region or other countries from around the world. “The Arab Knowledge Report 2010/2011, in which many experts from different Arab countries in addition to the team in Dubai participated, includes many innovative tools and significant results which we present to the Arab society and the entire world.” “We at the Regional Bureau for Arab States, United Nations Programme for Development, are very proud of this strategic partnership with the Foundation which resulted in this valuable report. Our report for this year is the second in a series of Arab Knowledge reports, which addresses one of the most significant components of the knowledge society represented in the “Arab citizen” and methods to prepare him to participate in building the knowledge society and to benefit from its results. This will help in achieving a sustainable human development and ensure the dignity and welfare of the Arab citizen. As we stressed in the report, the process of preparing the Arab youth is an overall societal responsibility, as we are facing a process that goes beyond the responsibility of the schools’ systems and government institutions, but extends to incorporate all societal activities, including religious institutions, and civil society organisations to exert efforts to enrich the Arab youth with what they deserve of preparation and training to compliment the requirements and challenges of the modern era”. 

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today arab education must improve Arab Today, arab today arab education must improve

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017

GMT 06:15 2017 Monday ,27 February

Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017
Arab Today, arab today 17.4 million tourists visit UAE in 2016

GMT 00:47 2017 Monday ,27 February

17.4 million tourists visit UAE in 2016
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today UN envoy sets out framework

GMT 07:25 2017 Monday ,27 February

UN envoy sets out framework
Arab Today, arab today Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars

GMT 03:52 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars

GMT 20:36 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

New technological project to revive role of libraries

GMT 06:20 2017 Friday ,10 February

University’s member calls to meet demands

GMT 08:23 2017 Wednesday ,08 February

Daesh made sulphur weapons

GMT 12:15 2017 Tuesday ,31 January

Student charged with murder

GMT 17:15 2017 Wednesday ,25 January

International University of Rabat Wins 2017 IIE

GMT 11:16 2017 Tuesday ,24 January

'Corruption' still controls in Yemen
View News in Arabic - Education: التعليم أخبار
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'

GMT 06:42 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 07:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Ola Ghanem hopes to work with M.Ramadan

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 10:51 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Pigs with edited genes show resistance

GMT 14:04 2017 Friday ,24 February

Messi visit will contribute in tourism

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 01:04 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Nokia 3310 is back — and so is 'Snake'

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday