The Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE) has launched an innovative program to help the UAE enhance its educational leadership potential. The Educational Leadership Capacity Building in the UAE program, designed and conducted by ECAE’s leading educational leadership experts, seeks to establish a group of educational leaders capable of supporting capacity building and developing efficient instructional and assessment methods. The curriculum will assist educational leaders, such as cluster managers, principals, and vice-principals, in broadening their knowledge, abilities, dispositions, and understanding of a variety of effective educational leadership practices in use for school reform.
Their latest educational leadership program intends to produce competent school leaders who are ready to tackle the ever-increasing duties of the quickly changing school environments in the UAE. The initiative is a critical step toward creating a high-performing education system that prepares students to fulfill the country’s future demands. The curriculum will be presented in 35 sessions totaling 105 hours to 260 candidates. It is divided into 12 modules that cover topics such as Educational Leadership Principles and Practices, Leading the Development of a School Vision: The Moral Purpose of the School, Leading Effective Teaching and Learning in Schools, Leading Effective Assessment in Schools, Leading Effective Curriculum Development in Schools, and Leading and Promoting Positive School Climate and Behavior.
Leading the School as an Inclusive Ethical Community, Managing School Operational Systems, Managing Financial & Human Resource in Schools, Interacting with the External Environment, and Leading Whole School Improvement: Smart School Improvement are among the other modules. ECAE offers a variety of graduate programs and shorter professional development courses that incorporate the latest pedagogical approaches and international instructional best practices, providing teachers and aspiring educators with career-long professional learning opportunities as part of its vision to lead educational transformation in the UAE and beyond.