Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, Minister of State for General Education and Advanced Technology and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Foundation for School Education, announced the formation of education councils, an initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, last October with the aim of Involving educational cadres in the process of developing the educational system in the United Arab Emirates.
She chaired the first meeting of the Education Councils, which was held at the headquarters of the Emirates Foundation for School Education, in the presence of the Acting Executive Director of the first school branch, Suleiman Al Kaabi, the Acting Executive Director of the second school branch, Hessa Rashid, and the Acting Executive Director of the Institutional Services Sector, Khaled Al Mazmi, and a number of Educational leaders and with the participation of all members of education councils.
The Education Councils include 35 members divided into three councils, which are the School Leaders Council with 14 members, the Teachers Council with 14 members, and the Young Teachers Council with 7 members. Initiative criteria.
Al-Amiri stressed that the education councils reflect the importance of the role of educational cadres in achieving the state’s directions in the education file, as the initiative embodies the voice of the educational field, which is considered a basic engine for the desired change, and through which light will be shed on the teacher’s needs and requirements to move forward in drawing the educational reality that we aspire to reach. In the country, pointing out that the educational field includes pioneering educational models and long-standing educational experiences capable of influencing and making a difference.
She explained that the councils are an important platform for exchanging experiences, opinions and creative ideas in a way that supports the desired development and progress plans in the public education sector, and in a way that creates an atmosphere of constructive competition among the various members of the educational field, so that they all contribute to achieving the national indicators related to the education file with confidence and professionalism.
Al-Amiri said: “Expected outputs have been identified for each education council to serve the development paths of the education profession in the UAE, and reflect positively on the educational environment in public schools, stressing the need to work in a team spirit and make every effort to improve the capabilities of the development of the system.” education and its advancement.
The School Leaders Council will involve school leaders from school principals in decision-making processes, drawing institutional features and policies, and working on an organizational framework at the level of state schools.
The Teachers’ Council will contribute to the development of school work, the achievement of students’ progress, the involvement of teachers in shaping the features of the future, the promotion of educational gains in the present and the future, and the participation in maintaining the quality of professional and ethical standards that support the recruitment and motivation of teachers.
The Young Teachers Council aims to involve young teachers in decision-making processes, drawing institutional features and policies to make the teaching profession one of the most pioneering professions in the country, and working on initiatives to support the development of young teachers and participating in developing innovative pioneering solutions to the challenges they face.
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