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  • It’s All About Partnerships: Perceptions of Family and School in the U.S. and the U.A.E.

    by Rob Kadel

    It’s All About Partnerships: Perceptions of Family and School in the U.S. and the U.A.E.

    I’ve spent a good bit of time studying cultures in the Middle East, and I’ve spent many days at conferences and workshops in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the U.A.E. But when I was first asked to write a post about parent involvement in schooling in the Arab world, I was a bit taken aback. What do I really know about how Arab families can support their children’s education? To keep this challenge manageable, I decided to focus on a comparison of parent involvement between the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

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