Welcome to the latest bumper issue of Education UAE, with a whole series of feature articles concerning various aspects of excellence in schools.
An excellent education unlocks opportunity, encouraging children from all walks of life to shape their own personal destinies. Whatever their background, ability,or requirements, every child in the UAE deserves a world-class education that allows them to reach their full potential and prepares them to succeed in adult life.
The concept of excellence, of course, can be difficult to define. In many cases we know it when we see it, but have trouble articulating how it may be accomplished. As a parent, it is important be able to define and recognise excellence when selecting a school for a child. That is why we cover a whole raft of topics on this subject, from how to make maths fun through to centres of excellence and skills for the future.
We also take a peek at the latest news and views on health and nutrition, the importance of reading, and how KHDA school inspections work. Plus, we have some intriguing ideas for your next vacation, and even take a look at whether carrots really are good for your eyesight! And that is just the tip of the iceberg; this issue is packed with stories that challenge, educate, and entertain.
For now, though, let us leave the last word to Plato, widely considered to be the pivotal figure in the history of ancient Greek and Western philosophy: “Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to do it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”
Editor in chief
Rod Millington has been active in the commercial writing sector for over 30 years, with work published throughout Europe, North America, the Far East, and the Middle East. During this time, he has had the privilege to speak to a wide range of fascinating and entrepreneurial people, from captains of industry through to pop icons such as Sir Paul McCartney. In total, Rod has had over 25 million words committed to print across more than 35 publications for clients as diverse as FIFA, Cunard, Virgin Atlantic Airlines, and Dubai Municipality.