Title

The world of work beneath the veil

Source of Publication

WIT Transactions on Information and Communication Technologies

Abstract

Encouraging career exploration and developing a path to meaningful graduate employment in an all-women Muslim environment in the face of a range of cultural issues provides challenges for a university in such an environment. This paper reports on experiences from Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. In a bold social move, Zayed University was established by the United Arab Emirates government in 1998 as a nationally funded university to meet tertiary education needs solely for national Emirati ladies. Academic degree programs at Zayed University are attempting to prepare these Muslim women for their personal and professional lives in the twenty-first century, and to help shape the future of their country. However, traditional western career development practices need to be tailored to suit the particular cultural needs in this special environment.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

ISBN

['1845641701', '9781845641702']

First Page

115

Last Page

125

Publication Date

12-1-2006

DOI

10.2495/IS060121

Author First name, Last name, Institution

A. Rhodes, Zayed University
N. Edge, Zayed University

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