Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis in Publishing and Academia from the Arab World

Posted on August 23, 2013 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments

News and stories with a focus on the publishing industry, education, and technology from across the Arab world.

“Professor, You’re Dividing My Nation”: In Iraqi Kurdistan, Tongues are Tied by Politics
By Sophie Hardach (Chronicle of Higher Education)

In Iraqi Kurdistan, scholars are caught in a war of words over language.

Critical Citizenship for Critical Times
By Maha Bali (Al Fanar)

Amidst the current conflict plaguing Egypt, Maha Bali contemplates the role that education can play in the country’s future.

Following Parents’ Complaint, Education Ministry Circulars to be Translated into Arabic
By Yarden Skop (Haaretz)

Following a series of complaints by non-Hebrew speaking parents, Israel responds by deciding to translate its circulars–which detail the ministry’s education regulations–into Arabic.

Library of Arabic Literature Board on “Translating the Untranslatable”
By M. Lynx Qualey (Arabic Literature)

Videos of a panel hosted by the Library of Arabic Literature’s editorial board in May 2013 titled “Translating the Untranslatable” are now available.

Braille Books for Arab Community
By Nadeem Hanif (The National)

To help the blind and visually impaired, the Dubai Public Library translates forty-four titles from Arabic to Braille.

More UAE Students Choosing Vocational Degrees
By Muhammad Waqas (Arabian Gazette)

A new study reveals that the United Arab Emirates is the most expensive countries for a university education among emerging economies, while eighty-four percent of students in the UAE seek vocational degrees.

Students in Dubai Offered New Paths to a Job
By Melanie Swan (The National)

Universities in Dubai plan to offer thirty-five new degree programs, hoping to better students’ chances of employment after graduation.
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