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Systems analysis of the UAE education system

Gaad, E, Arif, M and Scott, F 2006, 'Systems analysis of the UAE education system' , International Journal of Educational Management, 20 (4) , pp. 291-303.

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Abstract

Purpose – This purpose of this paper is to examine the organization of the UAE educational system, its components, their goals, and finally their effectiveness. Design/methodology/approach – Three elements of the UAE education system were examined: the development; delivery; and evaluation and feedback. Findings – On analysis, it was found that there is poor alignment among what the system was developed for, how it was delivered, and what was evaluated. In order to align this system significant efforts are needed to ensure that extensive documentation in terms of teachers' guides, training sessions for teachers and supervisors, and relevant evaluation instruments must be designed with systems thinking as the guide. Research limitations/implications – An orientation to goals rather than textbooks, to systems thinking, and to the vision developed for the system (and perhaps some form of strategic feedback to the respective committees established in the structural framework delineated by the ministry) might be worth consideration to erase the misalignment indicated by this research. Originality/value – This paper will be of interest to those involved in education and in particular, those involved in the education system within the UAE.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools
Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Educational Management
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0951-354X
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: M Arif
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2015 16:59
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 00:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/36081

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