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Education policy

This research area focuses on issues related to education access and reform in the UAE and the region. Research in this area explores some of the main challenges facing education in the region including access to higher education, skills gaps, building capacity for the knowledge economy, technology integration in education and unemployment among youth. Education policy research at the MBRSG pays special attention to global trends impacting education such as globalization and the rise of the digital classroom, while focusing on local issues such as the youth bulge, unemployment, emiratization and drop out rates among youth.
Current and planned research in this area:
  • Persistence in the STEM pipeline among students in Abu Dhabi
  • Providing equal opportunities to youth in the Western Region
  • Inclusion of children with special needs in mainstream schools
  • Technology and education
  • Tackling education and employment challenges in the Northern Emirates
  • UAE education policies and university branch campuses

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Creative Clusters in Dubai’s Education sector

Published on: February 2018​ Genre: Dubai Model|Education​ Category: Education policy​

​Public-private based partnerships have been gaining momentum in many emerging economies, and the...

Perceptions of PPP in the Dubai Education Sector

Published on: February 2018​ Genre: Dubai Culture|Education​ Category: Education policy​

Given the stark difference in purpose for PPP in education locally and globally, this paper compa...

Bilingual Education in UAE

Published on: January 2018​
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Genre: UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Education policy​

This Policy Brief is available only in Arabic Language

Creativity and Innovation in the Dubai Government

Published on: January 2018​ Genre: Smart Policy​ Category: Education policy​

​To provide support for the United Arab Emirates National Innovation Strategy, this study sought ...

Improving Assessment in Dubai’s Education System

Published on: October 2017​
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Genre: Dubai Model|Education|Policy Implementation​ Category: Education policy​

​How can assessment improve educational outcomes in Dubai? International tests like PISA and TIMS...

Paying for Education in Dubai: Is it really worth it

Published on: March 2017​ Genre: Dubai Model|Education​ Category: Education policy​

​Concerns from parents in Dubai about the rising cost of school fees are becoming increasingly co...

A Fertile OASIS: The current state of Education in the UAE

Published on: March 2017​ Genre: Education|UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Education policy​

​Education in the UAE is currently undergoing a period of remarkable reforms. The nation has purs...

Persistence in the Abu Dhabi STEM Pipeline

Published on: October 2015​
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Genre: Technology|Youth|Youth Initiative​ Category: Education policy​

This report aims to investigate the leaks in the STEM pipeline among Emiratis in Abu Dhabi. The g...

Transforming Education in the Arab World: Breaking Barriers in the Age of Social Learning

Published on: June 2013​
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Genre: E-Government​ Category: Education policy​

The continued growth of social media in the Arab region has facilitated innovations by individual...

Improving Access to Special Educational Needs in Dubai’s Private Schools

Published on: May 2012​
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Genre: Education​ Category: Education policy​

The provision for students with special educational needs in schools in Dubai is in a development...

Making Higher Education Choices in Dubai

Published on: April 2012​
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Genre: Education​ Category: Education policy​

This policy brief examines the choices that high school students have to consider when planning t...

Parental Involvement in the Education of Their Children in Dubai

Published on: January 2012​
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Genre: Education​ Category: Education policy​

Many parents have the opinion that the education of their children is the sole responsibility of ...

Obstacles towards Curriculum Reform in the Middle East: Using Jordan and the UAE as Case Studies

Published on: October 2011​
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Genre: Education​ Category: Education policy​

This policy brief explores the obstacles to education reform in the MENA region, using curricular...

Intersections of the Public and Private in Education in the GCC

Published on: August 2011​
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Genre: Education​ Category: Education policy​

This volume is a compilation of papers submitted to the Second Annual Symposium of the Gulf Compa...

Private Tutoring Trends in the UAE

Published on: June 2011​
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Genre: Education​ Category: Education policy​

This brief gives an overview of “shadow education,” its reach and patterns worldwide. Next, it pr...

Where are All the Men ? Gender, Participation and Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates

Published on: March 2011​
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Genre: Education​ Category: Education policy​

This paper examines male participation in higher education in the UAE from an economic and sociol...

Early Childhood Education in Dubai

Published on: January 2011​
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Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Education policy​

The brief provides a description of the pre-school educational landscape in Dubai, and the challe...

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