Khalaf Al’Abri

Khalaf Al’Abri
Sultan Qaboos University | SQU · Department of Educational Foundation and Admin

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Khalaf Al’Abri currently works at the Department of Educational Foundation and Admin, Sultan Qaboos University. He is also the Director of the Main Library at the university. Khalaf does research in International Education, Higher Education, global citizenship education, education and SDGs and Educational policy and Management.

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This study identified distinctive profiles of Omani teachers related to their motivation to leave the teaching (MLT) occupation and estimated differences in teachers’ job satisfaction across the estimated profiles. Data on 1625 Omani teachers were analyzed using unconditional and conditional latent profile analysis. The results revealed three laten...
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Global citizenship has recently attracted significant attention from nations for its importance in sustainable development. This study explores the extent of the adoption of global citizenship concepts and principles in Omani education by analyzing the reality of including global citizenship concepts in national policies in Oman. Qualitative Docume...
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تهدف هذه الدراسة إلى التعرف على جوانب تطوير التعليم الإلكتروني في المدارس الحكومية بسلطنة عُمان في ضوء رؤية عُمان 2040 المتضمنة عدة أهداف للتنمية المستدامة من وجهة نظر مديري المدراس باستخدام إطار خان للتعليم الإلكتروني E-Learning Framework بأبعاده الثمانية ((1) مؤسسية، (2) بيداغوجية، (تربوية)، (3) تكنولوجية، (4) تصميم الواجهة، (5) التقييم، (6) الإ...
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This paper investigates the existence of GCED principles in Omani Basic Education schools’ visions and missions. A qualitative exploratory collective case study research design was used by analysing 50 schools’ vision and mission statements for the existence of five GCED principles: peace and conflict, human rights, identity and diversity, environm...
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The present study aimed to explore the impact on working culture due to pandemic caused by Covid -19, and whether there were statistically significant sex and experience differences in Sultan Qaboos University staff perceptions. The current study used a questionnaire that applied to a sample consist of 156 staff, of whom 100 were males, and 56 were...
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Lagging student performance in the Sultanate of Oman has, in recent years, led the Ministry of Education to target teachers’ professional learning as a key strategic pillar in its efforts to reform the education system. While international evidence finds principal leadership can make a meaningful difference in teacher engagement in professional lea...
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The present study aimed to uncover the factors contributing to the reluctance to pursue teaching as a career in Oman from the perspective of students in grades 10-12. The mixed-design approach was used; quantitative data was collected using a questionnaire (n=3455), while qualitative data was collected through focus group interviews (n=253). Result...
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The study aimed to investigate the degree of awareness of school principals in Oman about the International Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Omani Children's Law and to determine the impact of this awareness on their daily practices towards children. The population of the study consisted of school principals and assistant principals in...
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هدفت الدراسة إلى تحليل واقع سياسات التعليم قبل الجامعي في سلطنة عمان، وتحديد السياسات التي حظيت باهتمام صناع السياسة التعليمية في سلطنة عمان وتلك التي تحتاج التركيز عليها، والكشف عن التحديات التي تواجه تلك السياسات، وتقديم عددٍ من المقترحات لتطويرها. واستخدمت الدراسة المنهج الوصفي، واعتمدت على الأسلوب النوعي من خلال الأخذ بالمدخل النقدي لتحليل السي...
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هدفت هذه الدراسة إلى التعرف على واقع تطبيق إدارة الجودة الشاملة في المديرية العامة للشؤون المالية بوزارة التربية والتعليم في سلطنة عمان، ولتحقيق أهداف الدراسة استخدم المنهج الوصفي، وتم إعداد استبانة مكونه من 37 فقرة موزعة على خمسة محاور وهي: التخطيط الاستراتيجي، والقيادة، ومنهجية العمليات، والتعليم والتدريب، والتطوير والتحسين المستمر، وبعد التأكد م...
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هدفت الدراسة إلى الكشف عن درجة توظيف المشرفين التربويين لأبعاد مجتمعات التعلم المهنية بسلطنة عمان. ولتحقيق أهداف الدراسة؛ تم استخدام المنهج النوعي من خلال توظيف أسلوبين لجمع البيانات وهما تحليل المحتوى والمقابلات الجماعية؛ بهدف الحصول على نتائج أكثر عمقاً. وقد تم الكشف عن مؤشرات توافر الأبعاد الأربعة لمجتمعات التعلم المهنية التي حددتها الدراسة، وهي...
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This paper focuses on the status of education research in the Arab World and its role in improving the education systems, their policies, and practices. It is argued that there have been various challenges and issues facing education in the Arab World. The paper is qualitative in nature, based on our experience as researchers, setting the scene of...
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This study aimed to investigate schools' principals' ethical Leadership and its relationship to organizational health of schools as perceived by 255 Omani teachers. All dimensions of ethical leadership were in higher level; all dimensions of organizational health were in higher level. No significant differences in the teacher's perception on the th...
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يلعب التعليم دورا كبيرا في تقدم المجتمعات واستدامتها، ويعتبر الأساس في الحفاظ على المكتسبات وجلب الاستقرار وصنع السلام في العالم من خلال خلق جيل من المواطنين الصالحين يحسون بالانتماء للإنسانية جمعاء والعالم بأسره. وهذا ما حدا بالمؤسسات التعليمية مدعومة من المجتمع الدولي بالتركيز على ما يسمى بالتربية من اجل المواطنة العالمية، وهو مصطلح ليس بالجديد،...
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لقد ألقت جائحة كورونا (COVID-19) بالعديد من التحديات والصعوبات لحكومات الدول حول العالم، وتأثرت أنظمتها كثيرا بهذه الأزمة، وضعفت مستوى الخدمة المقدمة من هذه الأنظمة للمستفيدين. وتعتبر الأنظمة التعليمية أحد أهم هذه الأنظمة التي فقدت قدرتها على الإيفاء بدورها، وأصبحت مشلولة نوعا ما في بعض الدول؛ مما حدا بها لانتهاج طرق بديلة في عمليات التعليم والتعلم...
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This study aimed to determine the ethical Leadership among Omani and Jordanian School principals' and its relation to organizational heath as perceived by teachers, surveyed a convenience sample of 648 teachers; 393 Jordanian, and 255 Omani teachers. Ethical leadership and organizational health for both Jordanian and Omani principals were in higher...
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The current study used item response theory (IRT) to analyze data from (N=323) Omani teachers randomly selected participated in this study to investigate whether a subset of items could be selected to create a short version of the instrument. As a result, the high correlation coefficients between the examinee ability parameter estimated on the easy...
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In its efforts to make the world much safe and sustainable, the United Nation launched in 2016 what is called the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These 17 goals are comprehensive, covering all aspects and fields such as health, industry, environment, water, etc. All government around the world and...
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تولي مؤسسات التعليم العالي اليوم أهمية كبيرة لموضوع ربط مخرجاتها بسوق العمل وتعزيز توجهاتهم نحو ريادة الأعمال، ومن أجل ذلك قامت بتضمين استراتيجياتها العديد من المبادرات الرامية إلى أقلمة نظمها وسياساتها مع ما يحدث في المجتمع من تغيرات اقتصادية واجتماعية، وتعزيز علاقتها بجهات التوظيف، بالإضافة إلى تمكينها الطلبة من الأدوات والمهارات المهنية الملائمة...
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Leadership is conceptualized in various ways. In general, however, leadership is defined as a transaction between leaders and followers. In 2016, the College of Education at Sultan Qaboos University successfully obtained the international accreditation by the U.S. National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, which is now known as the Co...
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This study aimed to identify the reality of the practices of the Parliamentary Councils in making educational policy in the Sultanate of Oman from the point of view of the members of the Council of State and the Shura Council. It also focused on the mechanisms of parliamentary participation in educational policymaking, ending up with suggesting a n...
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يهدف البحث الحالي إلى إظهار قوة الفن في تعزيز قيم المواطنة العالمية والتعبير عن أبعادها بصريا. وتتمحور إشكالية البحث في الإجابة على الأسئلة الآتية: هل يمكن للفن تعزيز قيم المواطنة العالمية والتعبير عن أبعادها في أشكال بصرية؟ هل تعكس الأشكال المنتجة في الدراسة عناصر ومكونات المواطنة كالانتماء، والحقوق، والواجبات، والهوية؟ ما اتجاهات عينة الدراسة نحو...
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This project is dealing with a critical group of learners who are at their early childhood (pre-schooling children). Specifically, the project aimed at producing global citizens from those children when they had moved from their small families to the more complex environment of the Child Care Center. The contributor considered this phase of early c...
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The chapter presents the case of the teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) program at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) as an exemplary program that has been successful to gain recognition from the US. The chapter begins with describing the actions taken by the program that led to the success in obtaining the recognition from the American Coun...
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كيف يمكن تطبيق الاعتماد المدرسي بسمطنة عُمان في ضوء خب رة أمريكا وكندا؟ ويتفرع مف التساؤؿ الرئيس التساؤلات التالية: .0 ما الأسس الفكرية للاعتماد المدرسي؟ .5 ما خبرة أمريكا وكندا في تطبيؽ الاعتماد المدرسي؟ .3 ما أوجو التشابو والإختلاؼ بيف دولتي الخبرة في تطبيؽ الاعتماد المدرسي؟ .1 ما التصور المقترح للاعتماد المدرسي بسمطنة عُماف في ضوء خبرة أمريكا وك...
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Oman is a developing country, situated in the Middle East. It is one of the six Arab Gulf States, bordering with the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Iran. Since 1970, when His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos became the Sultan, Oman has witnessed major reform in all aspects of development. Before 1970, there were only three s...
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تسهم التكنولوجيا الحديثة اسهاما حاسما في عمليات إدارة وضبط وتقييم مكونات برنامج إعداد المعلم في مؤسسات التعليم العالي. ويعتبر التقييم جوهر أنشطة التعليم العالي، فهو يُستخدم من أجل تعزيز خبرات التعلم وضمان تلبية مخرجات التعلم المقصودة للطلبة، وتؤكد الكثير من الدراسات على أهمية التقييم عالي الجودة الذي يُعد مفتاحاً لتطوير وتحسين جودة إعداد المعلمين؛...
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This paper investigates if teachers, as they apply different classroom management strategies, violate in any way possible, the rights of children in the classrooms. The study sample consisted of six teachers, selected from schools in Governorate of Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Qualitative research method was used to conduct this research. Using inter...
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تهــــدف الدراســــة الحاليــــة إلــــى الكشــــف عــــن درجــــة تح قــــق معــــايير الاعتمــاد الدوليــة كيــب (CAEP (فــي بــرامج إعــداد المعلــم بكليــة التربيــة فــي جامعـــة الســـلطان قـــابوس مـــن وجهـــة نظـــر أعضـــاء هيئـــة التـــدريس، ولتحقيـــق هـــدف الدراســـة تـــم اســـتخدام المـــنهج الوصـــفي الممـــزوج فـــي إعـــداد اســ...
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Higher education (HE) is recognized by individuals and governments across the globe to be a necessity in a world of rapid changes in communication and interconnectedness, technologies, and economies that are both developing and globalizing. For governments, a population of highly educated people can support sustainable development in the economy an...
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The paper theorises fragility of regional solidarities in light of the emerging ways in which two Arabian Gulf states, Bahrain and Oman, are undertaking their transition to a knowledge economy. The paper shows ways in which regional symbolic solidarity goals of common economic and educational development in the Gulf region are challenged by locally...
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There is virtually no higher education (HE) system across the world nowadays that is not experiencing some form of what is called ‘internationalisation’. The literature demonstrates that internationalisation as a process has impacted HE systems of nations in different, vernacular ways. Internationalisation is a broad term that covers various cross-...
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The higher education (HE) system in Oman is governed and controlled by the state and is thus a government managed sector in which the state is the chief policy player. The main aim of this study is to provide a critical understanding of the policy architecture and policy-making processes in Omani HE since 1986. More specifically, the study seeks: t...
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Globalization can be thought of as the speedy, free movement of people, services, capital, goods, ideas and knowledge across national borders, encompassing the entire globe. It is claimed that globalization makes the world akin to a small village through time and space compression with new technologies being an important facilitator of this interco...

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This question makes us reflecting on the ultimate goal of ranking
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Are people born leaders? Or is leadership an art or science that can be learned?
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Do universities really need global ranking? And why?
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As parents, we are worried about the learning of our kids. Since March, our kids were at home. Distance learning was not activated.

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1- bridge the obvious deficiencies in diversity studies. 2- focuses on studying diversity effects on the educational process. 3- seeks an in-depth study into what diversity means for the schools, monitoring methods used currently to handle it, and related issues in teaching and learning; and will propose strategies to address diversity in schools.
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1. Empower the graduates of the teacher preparation programs in the Sultanate in order to increase their impact on school student learning. 2. Re-design teacher preparation programs in the Sultanate based on robust data evidence and informed by international standards. 3. Inform the decision-making process for future national educational policies related to teacher preparation programs in Oman. 4. Contribute to reforming the education system in the Sultanate of Oman by focusing on enhancing the preparation of teachers in different teacher education institutions.