Abu Dhabi: The primary goal of the 'Madares Al Ghad' (MAG) programme is to progressively increase the involvement of teachers and school administrators as educational leaders in their schools and communities, said a minister.
New educational reforms in 50 public schools aimed at developing local education of schoolchildren in the UAE through a rigorous assessment programme 'Madares Al Ghad' (MAG) were discussed at a conference yesterday at the Officers Club.
More than 500 educational advisors, officials from the Ministry of Higher Education, Educational Councils and Zones were present in yesterday's meeting.
According to Dr Hanif Hassan, Minister of Education, the main aim for MAG is to become a successful model for public education worldwide and witness graduates from schools who will be proficient in both Arabic and English; enhance their knowledge regarding heritage and culture; improve information and communication technology skills; become more educated in mathematics and science and prepare students for direct entry into higher education institutions worldwide.
MAG has brought with it reformed practices and a new curriculum, standards, learning outcomes, assessment methods and teaching materials that have been designed for the UAE.
The primary goal of MAG, explained the minister, is to progressively increase the involvement of teachers and school administrators as educational leaders in their schools and communities.