A Danish newspaper today issued an apology to the world's Muslims for publishing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that sparked a furor in the Islamic world. The drawings "were not in violation of Danish law but have undoubtedly offended many Muslims, which we would like to apologize for," the Jyllands-Posten's editor-in-chief Carsten Juste said in a statement posted on the paper's Web site.
My brother Magdi (29 years) carries my daughter Menna. From left to right: Hatim (5 years), Menna (1 year), Abdelrahman (4) years and Omar(3.5 years). Hatim & Omar are my brother's (Ashraf) kids. This photo was taken at the family house in Elmataana, Esna, Qena in January 2006. Magdi still single and has no kids.
Factors Influencing Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Personal Use and School Use of Computers: New Evidence From a Developing Nation
This study reports on the Arabization and empirical evaluation of two standard scales to assess Egyptian teachers’ attitudes toward personal use and school use of computers. To date, no similar instruments have been translated and empirically evaluated in an Arabic-speaking community. Data provided by a sample of 443 teachers support the reliability and validity of the two Arabic versions and the body of the research evidence, which suggests that computer attitude is multidimensional. The relationship between gender, years of teaching experience, computer use, computer experience, and computer attitudes is also examined. Implications for preservice and in-service teacher preparation in Egypt are provided.
Omani people look very smart in their formal Omani dress. Usually adults only dress this form, but those children were very happy to dress like their fathers (Picture taken November 2005).
I have enjoyd my trip to Sultanate of Oman. I have been there for four months as a visiting consultant at Department of Instructional & Learning Technology, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University. This picture at the background comes from Omani traditions and provided by a student in College of Arts and located at the Administration Building (Picture taken December 2005)