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Abu Dhabi Educator Recruitment Program, Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) awarded a school faculty recruitment contract to Caneducom International, our sister Canadian organization.  AIDC, the Parent Organization, is the only USA based sanctioned recruitment and consulting organization assisting US Education recruitment for ADEC.

Due to the success of the program, our contract has been renewed until 2015. We will continue to recruit English Medium Teachers, Education Advisors, Curriculum Coordinators, Vice Principals and Principals.

2014 Interview Cities / Dates

Interview cities for positions in Abu Dhabi for the 2015-2016
Videoconferencing interviews in the following cities will begin in November 2014 for teaching positions in Abu Dhabi for the 2015-2016 school years. ADEC (Abu Dhabi Education Council) will be adding EMT’s (English Medium Teachers) in Grade 8 for 2015 as well as fulfilling positions in Kindergarten – Grade 7 and Grade 11 and 12. Exact dates will be confirmed shortly:

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City/Country* Dates*
Johannesburg, ZA Nov. 17-20
Charlotte, USA Nov. 23-24
Jacksonville, USA Nov. 25
Houston, USA Nov. 26-27
Dublin, IRL Nov. 30 – Dec. 1
Toronto, CA Dec. 8
New York City, NY Dec. 9
Chicago, USA Dec. 10
London, GBR Jan. 12-14


Note: Interviews for teachers residing in the United Arab Emirates and surrounding countries (GCC) will be held in Abu Dhabi early in November, 2014 for a January 2015 start.
*City/Dates Subject to Change

Teaching  in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) was created and established in accordance with law No. 24 in 2005, issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the UAE President, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The Chairman of ADEC is H.H. Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the Vice-Chairman is H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs. ADEC seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.

ADEC Vision –

Education First Recognized as a world class education system that supports all learners in reaching their full potential to compete in the global market.

ADEC Mission -

To produce world-class learners, who embody a strong sense of culture and heritage and are prepared to meet global challenges.

ADEC Values -

ADEC’s core values are the foundational principles for continually improving performance – Teamwork, Integrity, Transparency, Respect, Accountability and Compassion

The Public (P-12) education sector in Abu Dhabi is a key priority in developing qualified and skilled Nationals who can lead the Emirate forward as it establishes its presence as a leading international player. Public education is divided into three groups: Cycle 1 (Grades 1-5); Cycle 2 (Grades 6-9); and Cycle 3 (Grades 10-12).

Abu Dhabi’s 300 plus public schools have been at the center of a transformational reform agenda to elevate student performance and education delivery to international standards. This reform effort spans all areas of education, from the physical environment and resources, curriculum, assessment, teaching methods, and health and wellbeing.

The public sector reform effort is driven by ADEC’s 10-Year Strategic Plan which identifies four main priorities: elevating school quality, improving access to P-12 education, providing affordable options of high-quality private education, and focusing on national identity and career development.

Development of the public sector is integral to the overall success of Abu Dhabi’s social and economic goals. By graduating students with strong critical thinking abilities who are well-prepared for higher education, the public school system can support the human capital development required to meet the workforce demands of the Emirate.

The New School Model

The New School Model is an innovative approach to learning that will confront existing challenges in the public school sector to drive tangible and specific improvements in education delivery. It is a comprehensive foundation for learning that will enable desired student outcomes by developing major components of the educational experience: teaching quality, learning environment, school leadership, and parental involvement. Within this model, a new curriculum and new teaching methods have been introduced in order to develop the student as a creative independent thinker and problem-solver.

The New School Model is grounded in two core beliefs: that all students are capable of learning, and that the teacher is responsible for student learning. This seemingly simple philosophy is the basis for an approach to education that makes educators accountable for ensuring that each and every individual is able to develop to his or her maximum potential, through developing specific talents and concentrating on individual areas of improvement.

Some of the specific changes that are called for in the new school model include:

  • Improved teaching quality: All teachers are expected to have professional qualifications and to meet ADEC standards. This mandate will be supported through higher standards being applied for new staff and faculty employed, and a robust professional development program to help existing teachers meet standards within a reasonable timeframe. More interactive and varied teaching methods will be introduced in the classroom, as educators are moving away from the approach of “rote memorization” to support the development of problem-solving and independent thinking skills.
  • Improved school environment: School facilities and resources are being delivered to meet the highest international standards. All new schools will be developed in designs that enable students to create knowledge and understanding through exploration and experimentation. New school designs will promote an integrated learning environment with integrated sustainability features and with adequate health and wellness, technology, library, and extracurricular facilities to support physical and social development.
  • A focus on bi-literate education: The new curriculum aims to deliver a bi-literate education to prepare students to read, write, speak and comprehend both Arabic and English with a high degree of fluency. Literacy in both languages is essential to the personal success of Abu Dhabi’s students, in both higher education and their future careers. A large number of educators with professional teaching licenses have been recruited from abroad to facilitate the introduction of modern pedagogic methods and native English language fluency.

The New School Model is being implemented in phases, commencing with KG-Grade 3 in the 2010-11 school year, and eventually to be implemented in all grade levels by 2016.
The above information was gathered from the Abu Dhabi Education Council Website. To learn more about Abu Dhabi Education Council Click Here.