ALC and ALIF: Serving Students, Teachers, and the Community

Fez - The American Language Center (ALC) and the Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF) offer a variety of clubs and activities to serve both Moroccan and foreign students. It participates in community service, furthers the education of students, and helps teachers develop their skills. Apart from interactive classes to teach English and Arabic, the ALC strives to enhance students' knowledge by providing e ...

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Moroccan Think Tank Calls for English to Replace French in Schools

Taroudant - The Rabat Center for Political and Strategic Studies Fights For English to Replace French In Moroccan Schools. The Rabat Center for Political and Strategic Studies called for the need to adopt English as the second language of instruction in the educational system in Morocco. The Center has reportedly raised a report to the Supreme Council for Education, Training and Scientific Research, recomme ...

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Students Caught with Electronic Devices in Exams to be Sent Out

Taroudant - In an attempt to fight cheating during the baccalaureate exams, the Ministry of Education says that mobile phones and electronic devices are now strictly prohibited in examination centers. According to a communiqué by the ministry, specialized committees with electronic equipment will tour high schools and examination centers to inspect and control the students. In light of new measures to comba ...

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Morocco: Taliouine Holds Model United Nations Conference

Taliouine - The small town of Taliouine, 200 kilometers from Agadir, hosted a Model United Nations (MUN) conference for high school students at Ibn Maja High school on Friday afternoon. Sponsored through the personal contribution of the organizers, the event was organized by Larbi Arbaoui, Ibn Maja’s MUN coach, along with the collaboration of Mustapha Hasnaoui, the coordinator of extra curricular activities ...

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Al Akhawayn University to Host Innovative Social Sciences Conference

Rabat - Al Akhawayn University In lfrane is continuing to encourage critical thinking and conceptual development through its multidisciplinary conferences. The School of Humanities and Social Science at the university is hosting the "Social Sciences and Dynamics of Change and Continuity in Morocco" conference on 23-24 May. This will be the second annual Social Sciences Conference held at Al Akhawayn Univers ...

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Developmental Psychology and Teaching in Moroccan Middle Schools

By Abderrahmane Boulmani Tantan - Psychology has approached man from many different angles. In this essay, I will focus on the outstanding psychological approaches to human development, namely Piaget’s cognitive development, Erikson’s social development, and Kohlberg’s moral development. At the heart of Piaget’s theory are three major facets: - Genetic: higher processes come from biological mechanisms. - Hi ...

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Integrating Media Education in the Moroccan Educational Curriculum

Fez - Interest in integrating media in the Moroccan educational curriculum has grown recently. In fact, with the phenomenal speed of technological advancement that modern societies witnessed during the mid-twentieth century, Morocco has found itself obligated to not miss the train of change, especially in the field of education. In this respect, the Moroccan White Book, an official document that addresses t ...

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‘Trust’ and ‘Responsibility’ for Better Classroom Management and Discipline

By Amine Mechaal Rabat - While in Rabat, I served as an English-language teacher trainee in a practicum at both Lalla Aisha Middle School and High School, and as the teacher of community service courses at Moulay Abdellah High School. During this time, I encountered different types of students in each class that I taught. There were students who were self-motivated to learn the language, those who were less ...

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Four Reasons to Embrace ICT in the Moroccan Classroom

By Siham Abejja Rabat - Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been critical in the last few years for English language teachers who are familiar with their role as purveyors of information and education needs. The expansion of cloud computing and an increasing tendency by people to acquire English on social networks have threatened teachers’ traditional instruction methods. To stay current with ...

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Leadership within Moroccan ELT Classrooms

By Mohammed Azaouibaa                                                                             Rabat - It goes without saying that teaching is the noblest profession in the world. Teachers, as a result, are glorified and given great care and attention in many cultures for the great and noble role they play in educating future generations and the growing citizens of tomorrow. The responsibility that is pl ...

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Moroccan Schools Among the ‘Worst’ in the World: Report

Taroudant - Morocco comes again in the bottom of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s ranking of school performance across 76 countries. According to a report released on Wednesday, Moroccan schools are among the "worst" in the world. Morocco is ranked 73 in how well fifteen-year-old students perform in maths and science tests in 76 countries. The top five places, in the overa ...

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Ministry of Education: Married Couples to Receive Priority in Teacher Rotations

Fez-The Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training has announced new modifications to its rules for teacher rotations in the 2014-2015 school year. The ministry of education and vocational training announced on its official web site that it is introducing amendments to its rules for rotation of teachers. The reforms are being implemented after a series of consultations with stakeholders regardin ...

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