Schools must address the changes of globalisation with an increased focus on interfaith dialogue, said policymakers at yesterday’s Education Without Borders conference.
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, emphasised the role of the country’s future leaders in promoting tolerance, peace, prosperity and understanding within the region and throughout the world.
He said: “Global society places unusual demands on young people while simultaneously offering unprecedented opportunities.
“This means the balance between local and national culture and world view is shifting. We must help students prepare for this new world so that they might become productive citizens.”
Tony Blair, the former British prime minister who is now the Special Envoy to the Middle East of the Quartet nations of the US, EU, Russia and the UN in attempts to mediate in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, also addressed the conference.