Family Involvement in Emirati College Student Education and Linkages to High and Low Achievement in the Context of the United Arab Emirates

  • Georgia M Daleure Higher Colleges of Technology
  • Rozz Albon Sharjah Woman's College, Sharjah, UAE
  • Khaleel Hinkston Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology
  • Tarifa Ajaif Higher Colleges of Technology
  • John McKeown Higher Colleges of Technology
Keywords: Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, Family Involvement, social transitions

Abstract

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, tribal familial affiliations form the basis of society with opinions and viewpoints of parents and other family elders heavily influencing the decisions of younger Emiratis. Social transitions caused by rapid and progressive economic development have affected each consecutive generation with a vastly different set of social circumstances than the preceding generation. This paper presents results of a study investigating the types and extent of family involvement in Emirati students
Published
2018-12-06
How to Cite
Daleure, G. M., Albon, R., Hinkston, K., Ajaif, T., & McKeown, J. (2018). Family Involvement in Emirati College Student Education and Linkages to High and Low Achievement in the Context of the United Arab Emirates. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 1(3). https://doi.org/10.18275/fire201401031024
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