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Title: The Contribution of the UAE School Inspection Framework as a Quality Assurance Tool for School Transformation and Performance Improvement
Authors: EL SAADI, DINA HUSSEIN
Keywords: School Inspection Framework (SIF)
quality assurance tool
performance improvement
school transformation
quality management
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Issue Date: Sep-2017
Publisher: The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
Abstract: Systematic quality management, even though originally developed in the industrial sector, has become equally applicable to the educational sector. There has been an increased pressure on the educational sector to improve their standards through industry-tailored quality assurance strategies. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the quest for knowledge based economic development is directly in line with the need to overcome the “impulsive laziness” that accompanies natural resource endowment. There have been increasing concerns regarding the ability of national educational reforms to meet modern challenges and requirements for the current rapidly transforming global and information technology environments. The study investigates the contribution of the UAE School Inspection Framework (SIF) as a quality assurance tool for school transformation and performance improvements. The study adopts a quantitative approach to help arrive at conclusive relationships between the variables in testing key hypotheses. Data was collected using Google Forms online data collection platform and analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistic Software version 23. Findings reveal that school quality assurance metrics are good predictors of school transformation and school performance, the UAE Inspection Framework is also a significant predictor of school transformation and school performance. Among the school global transformation indicators, sustainability is the only factor that supports school performance development. Finally, a positive and moderately strong association exists between school quality assurance and the UAE Inspection framework as a quality assurance metric. It is recommended that American schools in Dubai must fine-tune global school transformation elements in line with school performance indicators so as to remain globally competitive in an increasingly globalized world.
URI: http://bspace.buid.ac.ae/handle/1234/1105
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