Posted by Neil King
Parents are pleased with current teaching standards and school safety in Dubai, it has been revealed.
The finding was made by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), which conducted a survey of the parents of pupils at Dubai's 132 private and 78 public schools, Gulf News reported.
According to the news provider, an overwhelming majority of the parents who took part responded positively to questioning in a wide range of areas including leadership in schools, the quality of teaching, the safety of children and academic progress.
Jameela Al Muhairi, chief of the Dubai School Inspection Bureau, said the results will enable the government to develop education policy, adding: "The answers we have received will help our policy makers to take the parents' views into account. It really does mean that parents are being given the opportunity to influence education policy."
The survey coincides with comprehensive school inspections which were conducted in Dubai between October 2009 and March 2010, a report on which will be published by the KHDA in May.
Elsewhere, the UAE's Institute of Applied Technology announced this week that it has agreed a deal with the technology giant Intel for the development of an advanced e-learning curriculum in the country's schools.