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    U.S. Alumni Day in Ouarzazate March 24, 2012

    By Hassane Oudadene Morocco World News Ouarzazate, Morocco, March 28, 2012 The venue was the Congress Palace in Ouarzazate, the date was Saturday 24 March, and the clock struck 8 a.m. The Public Affairs Section at the United States Embassy organized a full lively day for all the State Department Exchange Program Alumni of the...

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  • Moroccan Students in the University of Meknes, Morocco
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    Moroccan Education: Teachers should Open New Venues of Communication

    Smara, Morocco - Be modest and see yourself in your students’ reflections. Teachers do not need to read thousands of books about psychology, sociology, sciences of education, pedagogy and methodology to understand why their students hate them, just as a husband or a father does not need to read all the theories and approaches about marital...

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  • Moroccan Students in the University of Meknes, Morocco
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    Understanding Your Students in Their Entirety

    By Brahim Ait Hammou Morocco World News Tinghir, Morocco, March 22, 2012 It’s so frequent to hear in educational theories and spheres “taking the learner as a whole person”. But, we rarely take this into serious consideration given the number of students we have to deal with, and given the amount of curriculum we have...

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    Moroccan School Performance: Teaching Is an Art

    Smara, Morocco - The performance inside our Moroccan schools will always be unsatisfactory as long as teachers do not understand that teaching is not a job like other jobs. Teaching is an art and it has to do with the teacher’s personality and character more than with what he or she knows. Students are not and...

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  • Coca Cola Scholarship program
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    Coca Cola Offers Scholarships to Arab University Students For Summer Study in the United States

    Morocco World News New York - Coca-Cola is providing 100 scholarships for Arab college aged students from across the Middle East & North Africa region, including 50 Egyptians, for a one-month entrepreneurship education program at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in partnership with the US Department of State.  Moroccans, Algerians, Tunisians, Jordanians and Palestinians can...

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    Why do we need to teach civic education, engagement and democracy values in Moroccan Universities?

    By Halima Ouamouch Casablanca - The democratization process in Morocco faces many challenges related, among others, to a feeble democratic culture and practice and civic engagement. Without educating the student community –the most vital component of society – on these values and practices, the process will remain slow, fragile and unsustainable. This community can be a...

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    Isn't it high time our universities get rid of nepotism?

    Sidi Ifni, Morocco - The fact that the minister of higher education recently promised to combat corruption in universities confirms that our universities are still infested with nepotism. Today, by coincidence, as I was closely examining the marks students received in the English Department at Ibn Zohr University, a strange case drew my attention and set...

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  • Moroccan Students in Fez
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    The leaders we need for the 21st century: Moroccan schools

    By Brahim Ait Hammou Morocco World News Tinghir, Morocco, March 4, 2012 I have seen a story today in my school, and it has kept me wondering about the future of our schools considering the type of leaders we have in the present time. The story of today has pushed me to write a post...

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    To be successful, is to have goals

    By Kaouthar Elouahabi Idaho - We all have read the famous childhood story of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Alice asked the cheshire cat, an acquaintance of hers: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”  “That depends, a good deal, on where you want to get to”, said the cat. “I don’t...

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    Post structuralism and the Question of Literary Communication

    By Halima Ouamouch Casablanca - Poststructuralist thought has discovered the unstable nature of signification. Language is seen neither as a transparent container of a predetermined meaning, nor as a natural medium through which the reader grasps a solid truth, nor is the reader assumed to approach the text ‘’innocently.’’ According to Derrida, “this ‘I’ which approaches...

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    New Criticism and the Question of Literary Communication

    By Halima Ouamouch Casablanca - No movement has had so resounding impact on 20th-century criticism as the so-called new criticism, which was greatly influenced by T. S. Eliot. New Criticism, the literary trend that developed in Great Britain and America in the 1930’s and 1940’s, set some principles addressing, explicitly or implicitly the question of literary...

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    Moral and Civic Character for Moroccan Students as Engaged Citizens

    By Halima Ouamouch Casablanca - What are the essential elements of moral and civic character for Moroccan students as engaged citizens? To answer this question, it is important to bear in mind that the essence of moral and civic education is to impart the understanding that we need to be generous and responsible to our family,...

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  • ICT in education and Learning
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    E-Learning Versus Traditional Classroom

    By Yacine Houhoud Tamsamani London - In recent years, enormous progress has been made in most aspects of people’s lives; in communication technology, education and so forth, which has contributed to making the way to educate people very different from how it was previously done. The majority of people desire to use this technology and benefit...

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    How I Once Lived As a Student

    By Omar Bihmidine Morocco World News Sidi Ifni - Now that I have recently celebrated my twenty-sixth birthday, I can not help reminiscing about my childhood days. Though still young, I feel that I am getting older day after day. I might attribute this strange feeling to the remarkable changes I have undergone during all these...

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    This Is the Child That Teachers Built

    Smara, Morocco - When people show their homes to others, they proudly show off the many different rooms, the nice furniture, the beautiful decorations and how well built the house is, but they never talk about the builders who worked so hard to make the house what it is today. When parents talk about their...

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  • Education in Morocco
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    Character Education in Morocco

    Fez - Every human being has his own conception of education depending on the one he or she received, and depending also on his or her own qualities and aspirations. Yet, when young people fail to display “ethical” or “moral” conduct, schools are certainly blamed. Many people, nonetheless, tend to dismiss that education is a by-product...

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  • The Moroccan Gold Eldorado
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    The Moroccan Gold Eldorado, a Myth or a Reality?

    Rabat - Recently, a conspiracy theory video about a large gold discovery in Morocco is making rounds online. The video claims that a substantial gold reserve was discovered and is being extracted by a Canadian mining company called Maya Gold and Silver. We Moroccans are very proud human beings, we love our country and cherish...

  • Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani
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    Qatar: How the Tables Are Turning in The Gulf

    Rabat - Amidst harsh sanctions and a long list of demands from its neighbors, Qatar’s ability to thrive under pressure may prove to be problematic for Saudi Arabia. As Saudi Arabia and its coalition attempt to wait out Qatar, the recent spat in the Gulf continues to become more and more global, and severely against...

  • FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. If the nation doesn’t do more, the U.S. probably won’t quite meet the dramatic heat-trapping gas reduction goal it promised in last year’s Paris agreement to battle climate change, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
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    Climate Change : If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Fix It

    Chefchaouen - Climate change is happening at home and around the world. Chefchaouen is doing its part by embracing clean energy climate solutions and engaging its citizens in climate action. When it comes to fighting climate change, cities and local leaders are best positioned to lead that charge. Local leaders from coastal to landlocked communities are...

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    India Orders Internal Probe into Mistaken Use of Morocco-Spain Border Picture

    Hyderabad - The Indian Ministry of Interior on Wednesday ordered an internal investigation to find out how a picture of Morocco-Spain border was used in its annual report to show floodlights along the India-Pakistan border. What is most embarrassing is that the annual report of previous years was tabled during the Budget Session of Indian...

  • Amid Growing Tension, Thousands of Moroccans Stage Pro-Rif March in Rabat
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    Neglect in Harsh Soil: The Deep Roots of the Rif Crisis

    Rabat - The ongoing protests in northern Morocco started almost eight months ago, but they have their origin in nearly a century of violent repression by the state. The Rif has, in spite of itself, got involved into a peaceful revolt since the death of the fishmonger Mohcine Fikri at the end of October 2016, a...

  • Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani emir of Qatar
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    The Qatar Crisis: What Does It Mean?

    Rabat - The recent diplomatic fallout between Qatar and the rest of the Middle East could have serious economic and geopolitical consequences across the globe. Earlier this week, Qatar’s diplomatic crisis took an extreme turn as several Arab states severed diplomatic ties with the Gulf nation.  The original list of countries in the coalition against...

  • Moroccans spend Laylat al-Qadr, the 26th day of Ramadan, at the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca.
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    Ramadan: Not just Abstinence from Daily Intakes 

    By Abdellatif Oudra Rabat - The observance of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, compels Muslims to fast from sunrise to sunset. But it is not just about abstaining from food or drink.  Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is observed in commemoration of the revelation of Qur’an to the prophet Mohammad,...

  • Morocco Threatens to Terminate Agriculture Agreement with Europe
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    Morocco and the EU: Managing the Future

    Rabat - Morocco enjoys proximity to Europe and is at an advantage of being favoured by the European Union as a close partner on political, economic, and cultural levels. Historical archives and political legacies tie Morocco directly with at least three influential European countries: France, Spain, and England. Demography, kinship, and immigration compel other EU...

  • The Educational and Cultural Implications of the Arab Spring
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    The Educational and Cultural Implications of the Arab 'Spring'

    Rabat - In the last ten years or so, the Arab world has seen unprecedented collapses in the realms of politics and economy, among others. World NGOs regularly release area-specific rankings, in which Arab nations commonly rank at the bottom of lists in education, human rights, and income for instance while they top those of...

  • Thousands Hold Peaceful Demonstration in Memory of Mouhcine Fikri
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    Al Hoceima and the Pedagogical Exercise

    Ottawa - What makes a democracy different from non-democracy? This is the classical and historical question asked by philosophers over the centuries and deeply questioned in the discipline of political science. Democracy cannot prevent inequality as the case in the United States where inequality is the highest globally. Democracy cannot stop corruption like in Brazil...