A child’s ability to learn and understand the world around him is because of the education that they receive. The education system in each and every country tries to make sure that the future of tomorrow, which are our children, have the best education provided to them. The American education system is known in the world to be very effective, while U.A.E.’s education system is not well known and believed to be behind the times. The American education system has many similarities with the education system in the U.A.E., but there are some significant differences that need to be pointed out.
The American education system shares quite a lot of similarities with the Emirati education system. The Emirati school system, just like the American school system, has schools running under the private and public sector. The curriculum is handled by the State Board of Education in the U.S.; likewise, the Education Council handles the curriculum for its respective Emirate. Both the Emirati and American education systems have three levels in schools which include primary school, middle school, and high school. Furthermore, the hours and days spent in the academic year is the same and these two education systems provide almost the same subjects in their curriculum. Moreover, students are assessed by giving them class work, homework, tests, and exams in the American education system and Emirati education system.
The education systems in both the U.S. and U.A.E. have similarities in providing students time outside or within schools. In the U.S. and U.A.E. alike, students are allowed to go school trips to enjoy their time with their classmates. In addition to school trips, students can go to trips to do field study in factories or other places. Not only in the U.S. education system but also in the U.A.E. education system the students are allowed to participate and attend school events. These events can be a talent show, school prom, or other occasions to celebrate with the school. These events can also be held outside the school, like an art competition, debates, etc.
The American and Emirati education systems share more similarities with each other. Both the education systems in the U.S. and U.A.E. put a lot of effort into educating women. In U.A.E. it is mostly because mostly girls get married early and do not get the chance to further their education. In the U.S., girls sometimes get pregnant and become single mothers at an early age, so the government tries to pay their school fees. Therefore, both U.A.E. and the U.S. promote women’s education and try to increase the chances for women to enter schools and universities.
There are more similarities between the Emirati and American education systems. In American schools, similar to Emirati schools, there are many students who choose to drop out of school during high school or earlier. The reasons to drop out might be different, but many schools in both these countries are failing to provide students with the...