Title

Removing the veil: personal reflections on educating women in Dubai

Author First name, Last name, Institution

C. Dianne Martin, Zayed University

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

ACM SIGCSE Bulletin

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Abstract

This article is a personal reflection on the culture and the education of young women in the United Arab Emirates, a group of seven emirates along the Persian Gulf, which has only been a federated nation since 1971. The rapid pace of development in the UAE and the desire of the rulers to educate women to become leaders in the country's workforce were the impetus for the creation of Zayed University in 1998. The social impact of introducing computer laptops and Internet access for all students is described.

ISSN

0097-8418

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Volume

37

First Page

30

Last Page

33

Disciplines

Computer Sciences | Education

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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