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Nahdet Masr Holding Sessions to Discuss the Future of Egyptian Education

According to Al Masry Al Youm, Nahdet Misr Publishing House has launched an initiative to discuss a way forward for much-beleaguered Egyptian education system. Continue reading

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New Application for iPad, iPhone Helps Children Learn Arabic Letters: حروفي المرحة

There’s now a new way for tech-savvy children to learn—and engage with—their Arabic letters. Continue reading

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Good Ideas in Children’s Lit (That We Could Borrow)

But now McSweeney’s has created something new for several U.S. papers: a newspaper half page, just for kids, called “The Goods.” The mini-section will have fresh games, drawings, and quizzes every week. According to the L.A. Times “Jacket Copy” blog, contributors include top U.S. children’s writers like Mo Willems and Jon Scieszka. Continue reading

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A New Online Resource: ArabChildrensLiterature.Com

The Anna Lindh Foundation’s Arabic Children’s Literature Regional Program (مؤسسة آنا ليند – البرنامج الإقليمي لأدب الأطفال العربي)—or, as they sometimes call themselves, ALF ACLRP—has soft-launched an excellent new online resource for parents, educators, publishers, authors, illustrators, and anyone else interested in Arabic children’s literature. Continue reading

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Should Arabic Be Mandatory in Doha’s Expat Schools?

To that question, I say: Well, sure. This is apparently the call from some Qatari educators and preachers, who also call for a teaching of shariah in international schools. I can’t say I agree with Dr Ahmed Faragani, who—according to … Continue reading

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How Can Schools Inspire More Literary Creativity in Children?

This is the question Edward Nawotka poses over at Publishing Perspectives, following his publication’s profile of London’s extremely fun-sounding “Ministry of Stories.”
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What’s RIGHT with Schools: Detailing Problems with Arabic Instruction

Perhaps I sound crazy, but I find Afshan Ahmed’s article in today’s The National, “Schools detail problems with Arabic instruction,” quite cheering. Continue reading

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