Exploring Factors Affecting the Implementation of Reforms in Higher Education in the UAE

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The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
The present study “Exploring factors affecting the implementation of reforms in higher education in the UAE” deals with the factors that are involved and influence the United Arab Emirates’ educational reforms. The objective of this study is to explore the requirement in order to implement the reform in UAE’s educational system so that its potential could be increased. Also, the goal is to identify that what are the positive and constructive outcomes which could be introduced in the system of education by these reforms’ implementation. Moreover, the aim is to also explore the impact level of the supporting factors that can help in the implementation of such reforms in UAE’s educational system successfully. To investigate, quantitative research method was selected as it provides generalizability and objectivity better than the other methods. A questionnaire was developed that was tested for the reliability and validity. The developed instrument (questionnaire) was found reliable after 4 items were removed. The sample consisted of people who had good knowledge regarding the problem under consideration and held a good position. The participants were approached after taking their consent. Data was collected on 5 point Likert scale by scheduling a meeting time. Responses were taken. All the responses were analyzed by using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Correlation, regression and Anova were focused along with other statistics. The result showed that the Curriculum and pedagogy, Educational management, Government policies and Educational leadership directly affect education reforms. The study has implications in the field of higher education as this can create a ground for the educational reforms to improve the system of higher education.
higher education, United Arab Emirates (UAE), educational reforms, educational system, educational leadership, management