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Posted , by Camilla Cook

In the UAE, the international community is represented by nearly 200 nationalities, according to the government portal fact sheet, and the Expat population equals almost 89% of the total population of the country: 8.92 million.  In Dubai, the Emirate with the largest population, the number of children in private and government schools is nearly 321,000…. Read more »

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Posted , by Camilla Cook

Working abroad is a wonderful opportunity for both personal and professional growth because it’s an avenue to learn innovative learning styles, educational materials, and curricula. Furthermore, a survey on teacher recruitment reported that 59% of teachers cited travel, cultural exploration, and challenges as the primary motivating factors to work abroad. However, the same report also… Read more »

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Posted , by Camilla Cook

Women are far from a minority in international school settings. In fact, according to a report published by the Council of International Schools, at 61% a firm majority of teachers are women. It’s surprising then (or at least it should be surprising) to see how hard things skew back towards men when looking at positions… Read more »

Posted , by Jess Gosling

In Reception, for the past two years, we have continually developed our ideas around provision, interactions and resourcing. Upon entering the unit, I recognised that the children had a good level of involvement in their tasks, which has increased over time.  The secret that has enabled the children to move toward high levels of involvement… Read more »

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