June 30, 2014

ADEC Commissions Razi Education to Develop UAE National Identity Curriculum


Razi Education has been commissioned by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) to develop a national identity program for private schools in Abu Dhabi.

The program, titled “My Identity”, is the first major attempt to develop a national identity curriculum for K-12 schools in the UAE. ADEC aims to begin implementation of the program in over 180 private schools beginning in the 2014/15 school year.

“This is a very important initiative for ADEC and the UAE,” said Dr. Nadeem Memon, Razi’s Director of Education. “My Identity will be the first curriculum program in the region to integrate local values and heritage into the student learning experience.”

The project will consist of developing a curriculum framework, teachers’ manuals, administrators’ manuals, and implementation plan. A thorough needs analysis will also be conducted to understand the needs and challenges facing students, teachers, and school leaders.

“The needs analysis is a critical step in determining how this program will take shape. The conversations we’ll have with stakeholders both inside and outside schools will be critical to the development, structure, and implementation of the program.”

Razi Education’s President & CEO, Ahmad Talal Ahdab, commented on the launch of the project: “We are honoured to have been selected by ADEC to develop this program. This is a pioneering initiative for Abu Dhabi, the UAE, and the entire region. We look forward to leveraging our international experience in cultural education to shape student identity in Abu Dhabi’s schools.”

Razi Education is a global education consulting firm that develops solutions to boost student achievement in K-12 Schools and Higher Education. Established in 2008, Razi has offices in Dubai, UAE and Toronto, Canada. To learn more about Razi, visit www.razieducation.com.

Abu Dhabi Education Council was established to develop and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards. To learn more about ADEC, visit http://www.adec.ac.ae/.

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