OECD Review of Well-being Policies and Practices in Dubai’s Private School Sector
In recent years, the Emirate of Dubai has been placing a stronger emphasis on people’s
well-being with the aim of making Dubai “an inclusive and cohesive society (…) that
is the preferred place to live, work and visit and a pivotal hub in the global economy”.
Within the education sector, KHDA and private schools have introduced a number of
initiatives to help raise awareness, measure and support students’ and staff’s well-being.
Given the central role education and educators have in fostering and supporting empowered,
healthy and happy communities, these interventions hold great potential.
This report analyses the well-being policies and practices that KHDA and schools have
implemented in Dubai’s private school sector. In order to fulfil this objective, the
OECD has taken a holistic picture view of well-being in education, which is discussed
in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 looks at Dubai’s private schools as a whole, focusing on the
school leadership and other key school staff. Chapter 4 focuses on teachers and their
well-being, an issue that has been relatively overlooked until recently. Finally,
Chapter 5 discusses student well-being and empowerment.
Published on December 15, 2021