"Benchmarking in the educational sector at global perspective" by Dr. Wafi Dawood


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Presentation on "Benchmarking in the educational sector at global perspective" by Dr. Wafi Dawood during the 6th International Benchmarking Conference organized by Dubai Quality Group from 6-7 March 2012 at Al Bustan Rotana Dubai

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"Benchmarking in the educational sector at global perspective" by Dr. Wafi Dawood

  1. 1. The Importance of Benchmarking Dubai Education: Global andLocal PerspectivesDr. Wafi DawoodChief of Institutional DevelopmentKnowledge & Human Development Authority6th International Benchmarking Conference – 6 March 2011
  2. 2. Arab Knowledge Report Knowledge Social and As a service and as political an avenue for reform frameworks Openness and Intercommunication Freedom Development Rights and Human Dignity
  3. 3. Some of the Key Issues Dearth of data and lack of regional and national bodies issuing reliable statistics While GCC countries have a high GDP, they score low in innovation and knowledge development indices Extremist trends that fail to recognize the Other
  4. 4. Proposals for Creating the Arab Knowledge Society Creation of Enabling Environments Transfer and Indigenization of Knowledge Deployment of Knowledge
  5. 5. KHDA Overview Vision Mission To assure quality and to improve accessibility toLife Long Learning to fulfill Dubai’s Aspirations education, learning and human development, with the engagement of the community Continuing Education Early and Childhood Workforce Education Development KHDA Private Private Higher Schools Education Education
  6. 6. KHDA Link with Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 Infrastructure, DSP 2015 Economic Social Security, Justice Public Sector DSP Land and Development Development and Safety Excellence Environment KHDA Where KHDA contributes Preparing Dubai’s Raising awareness High quality and Raising education Creating high quality workforce for the of environmental accessible and knowledge and sustainable knowledge issues from the education/learning levels of all to institutions/capability economy earliest age and enhance security, throughout the Nationals’ skilled justice a and Forefront of Improving education system and participating safety strategy and front- KHDA Nationals’ in strategic areas line delivery qualifications and Integrating Increasing motivation sustainable National identify awareness of Close private development into preserved and rights and sector working and Continuous formal learning culture promoted responsibilities optimal financing learning to enhance the well- Promoting broader High-value Public health Innovative public being of citizens use of facilities in decision making awareness and consultation and and residents the community across the sector education customer care Effective joint working across the Authorities to successfully deliver the Dubai Strategic Plan
  7. 7. Dubai’s Education Landscape 227 Schools (148 private) Private IB 2% 87% of Dubai’s school students MoE Other 7% are in private schools 7% Indian 27% 77% of Dubai’s school students Public MoE are expatriates 12% 57% of Emirati students are in US UK private schools 19% 26% 13 different curricula are on offer in Dubai’s schools Distribution of students in Dubai Schools
  8. 8. ?Why we Benchmark at KHDA KHDA in 2007 Lack of data Internal Need to develop a strategy International Comparisons Need to engage with schools Comparisons within Dubai (Curriculum, gender, schools) KHDA main Objectives Improve quality of education Decision making to improve education Comparisons Transparency of information for over time parents to make informed choices
  9. 9. How do we Benchmark at KHDA? International Assessments School Inspections Benchmarking
  10. 10. International Assessments TIMSS PIRLS PISA Trends in Progress in Programme for International International International Mathematics Reading Literacy Student and Science Study Assessment Study Dubai’s Participation in International Assessments 2007 2009 2011 2012 TIMSS 2007 PISA 2009 TIMSS 2011 PISA 2012 PIRLS 2011
  11. 11. TIMSS - Differences in Mathematics and Science scores by School Type
  12. 12. TIMSS - Differences in Mathematics and Science scores by school curriculum, Year 4
  13. 13. TIMSS - Differences in Mathematics and Science scores by school curriculum, Year 8
  14. 14. PISA - Reading Proficiency (Student Population at Age 15) 600 550 500 450 400 350 300 Country rankings shown in parentheses
  15. 15. PISA – Differences between Male and Female students in Dubai 600 550 500 485 480 451 454 453 450 436 400 350 300 Female Male Female Male Female Male Reading Mathematics Science
  16. 16. PISA – What are the differences by Curriculum in Dubai? 600 550 500 450 400 350 300 IB UK Indian US Private MoE Public MoE Reading Mathematics Science OECD Scale Average
  17. 17. PISA – Is there any difference in the performance of UAE nationals across differentcurricula? 600 550 500 453 450 415 400 381 350 336 300 Public MoE Private MoE US UK
  18. 18. Why are weWe Inspecting Schools in Dubai? Why Are inspecting schools in Dubai? To identify strengths and weaknesses of each school to enable improvement and innovation To conduct broad reviews using a comprehensive range of quality indicators that cover all facets of school life To share best practice on different levels To publish results to provide parents with an informed choice and improve accountability of schools To use inspection results to inform policy making and thereby improve Dubai’s education system and the workforce readiness of its graduates To provide a reference against international best practice
  19. 19. School Inspections Results over the last 3 Cycles
  20. 20. School Inspections Results over the last 3 Cycles
  21. 21. How did KHDA use the results? International Assessments Schools Inspection Publicize International assessment results Fact sheets and Publicize Inspection results National reports  School inspection reports  Annual reports Engagement and Knowledge Sharing of  Key findings of Indian and Pakistani PISA results with Schools schools Workshops  Key findings of private schools KHDA provided schools with their individual results benchmarked against: Engagement and Knowledge Sharing of Dubai average inspection results with Schools the average of schools that offer the  School visits same curriculum,  Parents, teachers and students surveys schools with students of a similar social economic background
  22. 22. Thank You