New JADMAG: The Afterlives of the Algerian Revolution

Posted on June 10, 2014 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments

Edited by Muriam Haleh Davis

In July 2012, Algeria celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence, which signaled the victory of the FLN (National Liberation Front) over the French army. Despite five decades of Algerian independence, much of the work done on Algeria continues to focus on the colonial period. This pedagogical publication seeks to interrogate Algerian history since 1962 and considers how the revolution unleashed multiple socio-political dynamics that continue to mark contemporary Algeria.

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The (Ir)relevance of Academia? Academics Lash Back at Kristof for NYT Column

Posted on February 28, 2014 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments

Has academia become a wasteland of intelligence? This is not the first time such an argument has been brought to light. A recent column by Nicholas Kristof in the 
New York Times titled “Professors, We Need You!” has attracted a significant amount of attention from across the web over his argument that professors and the work they produce are becoming closed off from reality and do not have the practical impact they should.

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As it Becomes a Standard, Criticism for Common Core Erupts

Posted on August 13, 2013 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments

The New York Times calls the adoption of the Common Core State Standards “the most far-reaching experiment in American educational history.” The initiative, which has been implemented in forty-five states, the District of Columbia, and four US territories, promises to be “the first step in providing our young people with a high-quality education” by setting clear standards in mathematics and English language arts.  However, this project carries many of the same promises, ideas, and goals of previous attempts at reform. Is it just another set of standardized tests that schools are being forced to apply to students?

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The Tahrir Documents: Assembling the Egyptian Uprising

Posted on August 07, 2013 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments

Tadween recently interviewed David Hirsch, librarian for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Los Angles, about the Tahrir Documents, a project which collected and translated material from the protests at Tahrir Square in Cairo. This interview is part of Tadween’s new campaign to highlight the role of universities in knowledge production and preservation.

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Where to Find Education News on the Web

Posted on June 20, 2013 by Tadween Editors | 4 comments


Tadween Publishing has compiled a list of blogs and websites that feature news and analysis on education. Whether you are looking for news on how technology is being integrated into the educational system, new innovative styles of teaching, or updates on the battle for academic freedom, the following list should be your guide. 

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What Will Tadween Publish?

Posted on September 03, 2012 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments

Tadween Publishing will pursue the development of the categories below as part of our mission to deliver both traditional and non-traditional publications of the highest quality. Tadween also aims to interact with potential authors during the earlier phases of the publication process in order to integrate interactive content when possible and productive. Our discussion forums and communication tools will be used to create a different kind of relationship between author and publishing house, author and text, and readers and text. Approaching texts as dynamic contributions to an ongoing conversation, we view the production of knowledge as an ongoing process of refinement rather than an attempt to achieve unquestionable truths.

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