Category Archives: Education

Discrimination goes beyond that one nursery, let’s get real

By Kelly Clarke

am sure you read the news this week. That nursery; that advert and those two unfortunate words. To recap, here’s a quick rundown. While on the hunt for new staff across its nursery branches in the UAE, an education group saw it fit to post an ad that was dotted with discriminatory references. It had no qualms about specifying the exact type of candidate it was looking for.

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It’s nice when schools are fun places that foster curiosity

By Omar Roan

Three weeks ago, I walked my daughter through the gates of her new school for the first time. Nervous, shy, and crippled by the significance of the moment, I quietly squeezed her hand for reassurance. We greeted her teachers, plundered her bag for a hat and water bottle and headed to the playground while we waited for the bell to ring. There she set about playing and making quick-fire friends, while I went for a walk through the corridors of my own school memories. A juvenile heaviness took over as I reflected on the quirks of that abnormally rigid place, a place that bore so little resemblance to life as an adult. Continue reading It’s nice when schools are fun places that foster curiosity

You can study anything you like to become whatever you want

By Michael Petrillose

After decades of challenges, ‘vocational education’ is experiencing a global renaissance and surge in popularity. But many students, parents and teachers, especially in the UAE, remain unaware of this type of training, and the benefits and the corresponding career opportunities that it can bring. Continue reading You can study anything you like to become whatever you want

Parents, remember this when picking a school for the kids

Nargish Khambatta

The admission process has undergone a metamorphosis over the past decade. You can register your child, book a tour and get a virtual feel of the school while comfortably ensconced in your favourite armchair, two continents away. And that, perhaps, is precisely what the young parents waiting to join the workforce in Dubai are currently doing. Continue reading Parents, remember this when picking a school for the kids