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IB PYP School Community Pres


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IB PYP School Community Pres

  1. 1. Research Specialist & Program of Inquiry <ul><li>Assist our students in becoming active and effective users of information and ideas. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruct them in using strategies to access, evaluate and use information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help to develop habits of independent research in our students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate with teachers to encourage students to become information literate, independent in their learning, and socially responsible in their use of information and technology. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help to provide the resources needed to support our school's academic goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Assist teachers with the support they need to develop information literate students </li></ul>
  2. 2. Educators to Saudi Arabia Program
  3. 3. <ul><li>Saudi Cultural Patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis is on the group. </li></ul><ul><li>Religious—everything has a spiritual dimension or aspect. </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchical and male-dominated. </li></ul><ul><li>Gender separated-strong norms and formal rules about male and female roles and relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>Interdependence is valued. </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional ways or beliefs are unquestioned or unchallenged. </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship to time is fluid and functional. Things are done when appropriate, not by the clock. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Hospitality
  5. 6. By exporting oil, Saudi Arabia has been able to generate huge wealth that has enabled the country to undergo a rapid period of development, transforming the Kingdom in less than 70 years from a rural economy to a modern, predominantly urban one .
  6. 7. A Modern Nation & Ancient Culture Saudi Arabia’s people have witnessed incredible changes within their own lifetimes.
  7. 8. Birthplace and Heartland of Islam Islam defines Saudi Arabia’s identity and is the basis for the nation’s constitution, legal system, business affairs, and public policies.
  8. 9. Globalization and the attempt to create a balance between change and tradition.
  9. 10. Role of Women in Saudi Society
  10. 11. Reform
  11. 12. Importance of Modesty
  12. 13. Education Curriculum is dominated by Arabic studies (language, history, and literature) and religious studies, geography, math, and science.