Gulf Comparative Education Society


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Education Reform 8 Replies

Huge reforms are taking place across the Middle-East. These reforms often mirror western education systems and practices. These systems are arguably 'out of date' in the western countries…Continue

Started by Shaun Robison in Uncategorized. Last reply by K. Prabha Sinha Mar 14.

Policy Forum on Confronting the Shadow Education System: What Government Policies for Private Tutoring?

An interesting UNESCO publication (in Arabic) about the shadow education system:…Continue


Started by Susan Kippels in Resources Jan 13.


Welcome to the Gulf Comparative Education Society

Founded in 2008, the Gulf Comparative Education Society (GCES) is a non-governmental professional society that was formed to enable academic, professional and educational discourse, from a comparative stance, with a focus on the Arabian / Persian Gulf region. The Society aims to promote and develop collaborative and individual research activities that explore educational issues by hosting a series of annual conferences and workshops surrounding context-specific educational issues in the Gulf region, connecting academics, policymakers, educators and others through symposia and an online forum, and providing members with access to conference resources and publications. As the GCES grows, it will continue to host regional meetings, conferences and workshops, as well as launch a newsletter as a way to share research and news among members.


This year, the GCES will host its Fifth Annual Symposium in the United Arab Emirates in April 2014. Join us and be part of the first and rapidly developing society involved in comparative education in the Gulf region!


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