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ERIC Number: EJ919783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
The Impact of Educational Reforms on the Work of the School Principal in the United Arab Emirates
Thorne, Christine
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v39 n2 p172-185 Mar 2011
Although much has been written about the complexity of educational change and reform elsewhere, the educational reform movement in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a relatively recent phenomenon with little systematic documentation as yet; educators are still searching for a clear understanding of their roles. However, it is clear that the leadership of the country is exerting great pressure for reform in schools and there is a sense of urgency about the need for large-scale change. This article examines the impact of these reforms on the work of one school principal at this time of radical transformation. It begins with a brief review of some of the specific changes taking place in the emirate of Abu Dhabi including the introduction of a public private partnership model in public schools and a brief discussion of the role of school principals in the management of change. This is followed by a description of the study and the methodological design underpinning it. The findings of the study are presented and discussed and the article concludes with some recommendations for further research. (Contains 1 note and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates; United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)