Title

The world of work beneath the veil

Author First name, Last name, Institution

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

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

WIT Transactions on Information and Communication Technologies

Publication Date

12-1-2006

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.

ISBN

1845641701

ISSN

1743-3517

Publisher

WIT Press

Volume

36

First Page

115

Last Page

125

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

Careers, Employment, Muslim, Tertiary education, Women

Scopus ID

36148939881

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Bronze: This publication is openly available on the publisher’s website but without an open license

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