10/7/2010

As many as 25% of students in the United Arab Emirates drop out of secondary school after their second year, and the education department now is working on a law to stress the importance of mandatory education. Natasha Ridge of the Dubai School of Government says one way to reduce dropout rates would be to make the national curriculum more flexible. "We need to help teachers be creative ...[and] experiment what they see as best teaching methods for their students," Ridge says.

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