An in-depth study of a computer course in United Arab Emirates secondary schools
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 20, Number 4 ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The UAE Ministry of Education introduced a computer course to first year secondary students from 1991/2. This paper presents the results of an in-depth study of the views of key participants in the course. The results show that the course is appreciated by the students and teachers but it is limited in its effects. It lacks integration into the secondary curriculum and is not followed up by further study of computers in later years of secondary education. In summary, this innovation represents a very positive step in introducing new technologies into UAE schools but further developments are needed to capitalise on it.
Cloke, C. & Al-Ameri, M. An in-depth study of a computer course in United Arab Emirates secondary schools. International Journal of Educational Development, 20(4), 323-331. Elsevier Ltd.