The Qatar Foundation International (QFI) is looking to commission multi-country, large-scale surveys of existing Arabic language programs in primary and secondary schools.
- A multi-country, large-scale study of this sort is missing from global language education conversations. Arabic language teaching provisions, specifically, are absent.
- The findings from such a survey will be important to shed light on the realities of Arabic as a language offer in schools. It will focus on two main areas of Arabic language learning:
- Arabic as a second or additional language, and
- Arabic as a home language (also referred to as mother tongue or heritage language).
This Call for Research Proposals is to commission a survey of existing Arabic language programs in primary and secondary schools in the following countries:
- United States;
- United Kingdom;
- Sweden (and/or Denmark, Norway, or Finland);
- and Ireland.
A collaborative research proposal by a balanced transnational consortium that includes partners from a minimum of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Italy or Spain will be accepted. Applicants should be:
- Public and / or private legal entities.
- Independent from political or commercial interests.
- Not affiliated with entities owned by Qatar Foundation.
- Be primarily active in the field of quantitative research with a focus on education and/or can demonstrate previous background in this type of study.
- Preference will be given to partnerships that demonstrate a capacity to conduct surveys in all 8 geographical areas listed above.
For more information, visit https://www.qfi.org/blog/survey-of-arabic-language-programs-call-for-proposals/