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.


The Recipe for Education: 2018 UAE-Vietnam Teacher Exchange

Reham Zahran

Funding Experiments in Education: Essential Considerations for Paying for Success

Holly Cook

To Sustain Standard Arabic, Invest Early in Grammar

Helen Abadzi

Challenges to preparing GCC national students for higher education abroad

Dr. Natasha Ridge

Exploring the Promises and Pitfalls of Public, Private, and Philanthropic Partnerships in Education: The 2018 Gulf Comparative Education Society Symposium

Susan Kippels

Philanthropy in the Arab Region -reflections from the UAE

Dr. Natasha Ridge

A day in the life of Old Ras Al Khaimah

Matthew MacLean

Fathers May be Key to Improving Education in the Middle East

Dr. Natasha Ridge

The tangible benefits of arts education in the Gulf, soft-skill development for the 21st century

Holly Cook