Posts Categorized: International Education

Date Posted: April 04, 2014

Shocking. Absolutely shocking. Over 10% of drug-addicted Saudi Nationals are reported to have begun using narcotics, typically through smoking, at the Primary School level. According to a new report by the General Directorate of Narcotics Control. Additionally, 34% are claimed to have begun in Middle School and a further 26% are said to have begun… Read more »

Date Posted: April 02, 2014

According to a new article by The National, cyber criminals have had even more access to children in recent years due to new technology in schools and homes across the United Arab Emirates. So what do the stats say? Over 98 percent of all respondents have claimed to have used smartphones, computers or tablets to… Read more »

Date Posted: March 26, 2014

While it’s rapidly becoming better known that the Middle East isn’t a huge war-zone with armed militants and balaclava-wearing terrorists left, right and centre (which is no thanks to the media’s poor interpretation of political shifts), it’s not so well known that education all throughout this region is rapidly undergoing a huge revolution as standards… Read more »

Date Posted: March 24, 2014

Countrywide rioting, public outcry, parliament in flames!   Okay, that last one was admittedly a bit much, but it’s been noted time and time again, whether it’s through Youtube, Facebook or in the minds of numerous aspiring undergraduate students that the Liberal Democrat party made mistake after mistake with their debauchery of the education system,… Read more »

Date Posted: March 21, 2014

It’s widely considered that women have both better social skills and have better memory whilst men are better with perception and coordination. These have been attributed to the way that the brain is wired differently in male and female humans and after nearly a thousand brain scans; these suspicions have been astutely confirmed. Female brains… Read more »

Date Posted: March 19, 2014

China’s often been considered to be under the thumb of a vicious dictator, its peoples’ freedom restricted and their rights denied under the reign of a tyrannical government bent on working its citizens to death and bleeding their economy dry. Wages are low and workload is high and the nationals seem to have less and… Read more »

Date Posted: March 17, 2014

Up until now, the necessities to become a teacher have been reasonable and not only are Qualified Teacher Status and a degree in line with what is being taught required, but also a native-level control of the English language has been required. However, up until recently, this has only been at the request of a… Read more »

Date Posted: March 14, 2014

So commonly within the walls of Academia, we are told that it is ‘critical’ to know this, or ‘vital’ to know that. Certainly, there are many important knowledge bases, mental mind sets and complicated techniques useful in every industry obtainable from any academic institution worth its weight. But how much of what we learn is… Read more »

Date Posted: March 12, 2014

It’s been long said that one day, in a future, far, far away, we’ll be seeing teachers replaced by automated systems, robotics and computer technology of the highest caliber. Up until recently, however, this was all but science fiction and served no real-world probability or possibility. However, this could be due to change.   In… Read more »

Date Posted: March 12, 2014

It’s true that Shanghai, China, is long reputed to have the best education system in the world. Indeed, it’s known that on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings, China has scored the highest in every sector for the past five years, including in Mathematics, Science and Reading, beating high-power western world countries such… Read more »