AQF Views & Voices: Policy & Practice

Welcome to the Al Qasimi Foundation’s Policy & Practice Blog

The Policy & Practice blog highlights works and discussions that impact our community, inform policy decisions and best practices, and affect the social, cultural, and economic development of our emirate, the UAE, Gulf region, and beyond. Below you will find our blog posts, op-eds, and reviews.

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In addition to discussing the Foundation’s own research findings, best practices, and priority areas, we welcome contributions from local and international academics, practitioners, policy makers, as well as our peer organizations and partners. If you would like to contribute, email for more information.

What Does ‘Home’ Mean to Students in International School?: Guidance for International Educators

Abdulla Omaigan

Arabic Learning Motivation and its Impact on Non-native Arabic Students in the UAE

Juwaeriah Siddiqui

Introducing the 5 Principles of Asset Based Community Development

Ethan David Lee

Scenes from the Theater in Ras Al Khaimah

Katherine Hennessey

Top 5 Misconceptions about Autism in the UAE

Agata Wentz

Academic Publishing in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Status, Challenges & Opportunities

Natasha Mansur

Breast Cancer Awareness and Breast Screening Participation in Ras Al Khaimah

Dania Abu Awwad, Syeda Hossain, Martin Mackey, Patrick Brennan

Three Ways to Make Distance Learning Work: Lessons from Students Around the World

Melanie Leung

Distance Learning doesn’t have to mean Screen Time

David Dingus