EPA in­tro­duces pub­lish­ers to Vi­sion and Phi­los­o­phy

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SHAR­JAH: The Emi­rates Pub­lish­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (EPA) re­cently or­gan­ised an in­tro­duc­tory ses­sion ti­tled, “The UAE School: Vi­sion and Phi­los­o­phy”, which brought to­gether lo­cal pub­lish­ers and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion at the Shar­jah Pub­lish­ing City (SPC). The meet­ing aimed to in­tro­duce lo­cal pub­lish­ers to the min­istry’s strate­gies In THE ield of ED­U­CA­TIONAL pub­lish­ing and the process to se­lect pub­li­ca­tions that serves the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem in the coun­try.

The meet­ing was at­tended by Rashid Al Kous, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of EPA; Shar­ifa Moussa, Di­rec­tor of the Depart­ment of Learn­ing Re­sources and Ed­u­ca­tional So­lu­tions at the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion; Ousha Al Mazroui, Head of the Learn­ing Re­sources Sec­tion; Mo­hammed Jameel, an ex­pert in learn­ing re­sources; and sev­eral rep­re­sen­ta­tives of lo­cal pub­lish­ing houses and spe­cial­ists in pub­lish­ing and au­thor­ship in the coun­try.

The min­istry’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives in­tro­duced Emirati pub­lish­ers to the strat­egy adopted by the min­istry to sup­port learn­ing cur­ric­ula with lit­er­ary con­tent and prod­ucts that ef­fec­tively con­trib­ute to strengthen the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem, keep­ing in line with the ob­jec­tives of the UAE Vi­sion 2021. Par­tic­i­pants high­lighted the cur­rent mile­stones es­tab­lished by the UAE in the book in­dus­try and called for fur­ther de­vel­op­ment through the re­lease of lit­er­ary AND SCIENTIIC pub­li­ca­tions that aligns with the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem.

Rashid Al Kous, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of EPA, said: “The meet­ing comes in con­junc­tion with our strate­gic part­ner­ship with the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion that was ofi­cially LAUNCHED In MAY when Sheikha Bodour bint Sul­tan Al Qasimi, Founder and Pres­i­dent of EPA, met with HE Hus­sain Al Ham­madi, Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion, dur­ing which they dis­cussed ways of en­hanc­ing co­op­er­a­tion and ex­plored means to de­velop the pub­lish­ing sec­tor in the UAE.”

Al Kous added: “The meet­ing iden­tiIED THE GEN­ERAL Frame­work For Is­sues and top­ics that the two en­ti­ties will con­tinue to fol­low.

The goal is to in­clude more texts from Emirati pub­lish­ers in the min­istry’s cur­ricu­lum and sup­port stu­dents to hone their tal­ent in cre­ative writ­ing by pub­lish­ing their works as well as or­gan­is­ing mini book ex­hi­bi­tions at schools to show­case lo­cally made books.”

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