Welcome to the Al Qasimi Foundation’s Publications Library

As part of our mission of supporting the social, cultural, and economic development of our emirate and nation, our various initiatives, opportunities, and platforms are designed to encourage innovative, high-quality research and data-driven best practices and agendas. To accomplish this, the Foundation conducts, supports, collaborates on and publishes research related to our priority areas of education, arts and culture, public health, community development, and philanthropy.

Our diverse publication series, including our academic journal the Gulf Education and Social Policy Review, blogs, and strategic and annual reports are bilingual, open-access, and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Centering Reflection in Teachers’ International Exchange Experience

Emily Anderson

Fact Sheet: Education in the United Arab Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah

Al Qasimi Foundation

Tolerance in the UAE Islamic Education Curriculum

Mariam Alhashmi, Naved Bakali

Improving Arabic Reading Fluency: Results from Iqra, an Early-Grade Reading Intervention in Ras Al Khaimah

Max Eckert, Elisabeth Wilson, Helen Abadzi, Soohyun Jeon

Assessing Policy Alternatives and Public Support for Protecting the Ras Al Khaimah Mangroves

Hamed Assaf

The Impact of COVID-19 on Education in the UAE

Marvin Erfurth, Natasha Ridge

Development and Implementation of Public Awareness Campaigns around Breast Cancer in the UAE: A Ras Al Khaimah Case Study

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

Diversity and Cohesion in International Schools in the United Arab Emirates

Abdulla Omaigan

Women’s Reproductive Health Concerns in the United Arab Emirates

Mira Mousa

Early Diagnosis of Autism in the United Arab Emirates: Autism Knowledge and Attitudes Among Primary Healthcare Providers in Ras Al Khaimah

Agata Wentz

International and other migrant schools in Gulf Cooperation Council countries

Susan Kippels, Natasha Ridge

Measuring Quality of Privately-Owned Early Childhood Care and Education Centers in the UAE: A Ras Al Khaimah Case Study

Priti Verma, Holly Cook
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Philanthropy in Education: Chapter 12: Concluding thoughts: new philanthropy, age-old problems

Natasha Ridge
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Philanthropy in Education: Chapter 5: Education and philanthropy in the Middle East and North Africa

Natasha Ridge, Susan Kippels and Elizabeth R. Bruce

Education and Philanthropy in the Middle East and North Africa: A Comparison of GCC and Non-GCC States

Natasha Ridge, Susan Kippels and Elizabeth R. Bruce
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Philanthropy in Education: Diverse Perspectives and Global Trends

Natasha Ridge, Arushi Terway

Education Hub Strategy and Policy in the UAE: Creating a Cultural Space for Higher Education and Research

Marvin Erfurth

The Aflaj Waterworks of Ras Al Khaimah: Current Conditions and Prospects for Conservation

William Raynolds

Expatriate Experiences with Language Policy in the UAE: Challenges, Contradictions, and Opportunities

William Cook
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Developing National Agendas in Order to Achieve Gender Equality in Education (SDG 4)

Natasha Ridge, Susan Kippels, Alejandra Cardini, Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu

Exploring the Provision of Affordable Housing in Ras Al Khaimah

Sandeep Agrawal

The Gulf Comparative Education Society's 8th Biannual Symposium Proceedings

Multiple Authors
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The Other Gap: Examining Low-Income Emiratis’ Educational Achievement

Elizabeth Buckner

Alternative Energy in the UAE: The Potential of Biofuels Sourced from Ras Al Khaimah Mangroves

Maxime Merheb, Milad Soleimani, Rachel Matar, John Marton, Kamel Abou Youssef, Rawad Hodeify, Nausheen Shafiq

Streamlining and Modernizing Medical Workforce Governance: A Case Study of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Stephanie Short, Nikhil Hawal, Nasser Sai Albusaidi

The Potential of Ultrasound Technology and Chemotherapy Carriers in Breast Cancer Treatment

Ghaleb Husseini, Yassmine Abbas, Nahid Awad

Transforming Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Ras Al Khaimah

Salman Albeshan, Martin Mackey, Syeda Hossain, Patrick Brennan

A New Funding Mechanism: Social Impact Bonds and the Implications for the Public Sector

Natasha Ridge, Susan Kippels, Brian Jaewon Chung

Preserving and Promoting Ras Al Khaimah's Cultural Heritage

Matthew MacLean

Arts Education: Resources and Options for the UAE and Ras Al Khaimah

Elizabeth Derderian

Policy Options for Improving Teacher Satisfaction in the United Arab Emirates

Melanie Nethercott, Elizabeth Buckner

Improving Arab Students’ Academic Achievement: The Crucial Role of Rapid Reading and Grammar Mastery in the Early Grades

Helen Abadzi

The Need for Ability Grouping in English Classes in Public Schools in the UAE

Christine Howling

Fact Sheet: Education in the United Arab Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah

Al Qasimi Foundation

Diet and eating habits of expectant parents and families in Ras Al Khaimah, Emirates: an exploratory study

Mary Steen, Richard Mottershead, Johaina Idriss, Natalie Parletta, Basma Ellahi, Vijaya Kumardhas
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The Status of Teaching and Teacher Professional Satisfaction in the United Arab Emirates

Elizabeth Buckner

Curriculum Development in the United Arab Emirates

Natasha Ridge, Susan Kippels, Samar Farah

Seventh Annual GCES Symposium: Innovation and Transformation: Values, Challenges, and Prospects for Education in the GCC

Multiple Authors

The Nature and Impact of Arab Father Involvement in the United Arab Emirates

Natasha Ridge, Soohyun Jeon, Sahar El Asad

An Experimental Investigation of the Determinants of Teacher Quality: Risk, Patience or Altruism?

Chetan Dave, Soha Shami, Natasha Ridge

Emirati Identity and Social Interaction in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah

Martin Ledstrup

Teacher Professional Development in the UAE: What Do Teachers Actually Want?

Elizabeth Buckner, Sonal Chedda, Justina Kindreich

What is the Status of State-funded Philanthropy in the United Arab Emirates?

Natasha Ridge, Susan Kippels

International and Commercial Higher Education in Ras Al Khaimah: Policies, Problems, and Promise

Lee Rensimer

To Cheat or Not to Cheat: Evidence on Ethical Decision-Making From a Study of Arab Youth

Calvert Jones

Hub Healthcare: Medical Travel and Health Equity in the UAE

Sarath Ganji

Fact Sheet: Urban Planning in the United Arab Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah

Al Qasimi Foundation

Who Benefits from Private Education in the UAE and Qatar?

Natasha Ridge, Susan Kippels, Soha Shami, Samar Farah

Who Teaches English in Ras Al Khaimah? Implications for the Recruitment and Development of Male English Teachers

Cambria Dodd Russell

Exploring Under-Representation of Young Emirati Adults in the UAE Private Sector by Examining Emirati Job Satisfaction

Georgia Daleure, Zain Al Shareef

Fact Sheet: Public Health in the United Arab Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah

Al Qasimi Foundation

Private Education in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar: Implications and Challenges

Natasha Ridge, Susan Kippels, Soha Shami

Professional Development for Faculty and Staff in Ras Al Khaimah's Higher Education Institutions

Jane Knight

Expatriate Teachers and Education Quality in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Natasha Ridge, Soha Shami, Susan Kippels, Samar Farah

Gulf Comparative Education Society’s Fifth Annual Symposium on Locating the National in the International: Comparative Perspectives on Language, Identity, Policy, and Practice

Multiple Authors

Challenges to Building a Knowledge Society: The Role of Literacy in Promoting Critical Thinking in the UAE

Hilda Freimuth

Fact Sheet: Ras Al Khaimah

Al Qasimi Foundation

Education Reform in the UAE: An Investigation of Teachers' Views of Change and Factors Impeding Change in Ras Al Khaimah Schools

Ruba Tabari

Sustainable Desert Development: A Case Study of Al Jazeera Al Hamra

Samar Zarifa

Urban Development Lab: A Participatory Urban Design for Ras Al Khaimah

ICOS Group

Education and the Reverse Gender Divide in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Embracing the Global, Ignoring the Local

Natasha Ridge

Reshaping Attitudes, Beliefs, and Opinions: The Key to Emiratization in the Private Sector

Georgia Daleure, Rozz Albon, Khaleel Hinkston

Home Environment, Family Involvement, and Emirati College Student Academic Achievement

Georgia Daleure, Khaleel Hinkston, Tarifa Ajaif, John McKeown

Gulf Comparative Education Society’s Fourth Annual Symposium on Bridging the Policy/Research Divide in Education in the GCC

Multiple Authors

A Conceptual Model of National Skills Formation for Knowledge-Based Economic Development in the Arab World

Wes Schwalje

Urban Regeneration Case Study of the Old Town of Ras Al Khaimah

Sara Seif

Patterns and Perceptions in Male Secondary School Dropouts in the United Arab Emirates

Natasha Ridge, Samar Farah, Soha Shami

Cultural Border Crossings in the UAE

Peter Hatherley-Greene

International Branch Campus Quality in a Segmented Quality Assurance Environment

Christine Farrugia

Gulf Comparative Education Society’s Third Annual Symposium on Global Innovation, Local Transformation: Trends & Reactions

Multiple Authors

Building Citizens for the Arab Knowledge Economy: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates

Calvert Jones

Universities and Innovation Networks in the UAE

Christine Farrugia

The 30%: Who are the Males in Higher Education in the UAE?

Natasha Ridge, Samar Farah

Education Quality & Competitiveness in the UAE

Samar Farah

Teachers’, Parents’, and Children’s Perceptions of Childhood Obesity in Ras Al Khaimah

Kelly Stott

Economic, Social, and Political Attitudes in the UAE: A Comparison of Emirati and Non-Emirati Youth in Ras Al Khaimah

Calvert Jones