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Hanif meets US Secretary of Education

posted on 22/09/2008: 844 views



UAE Education Minister HE Dr Hanif Hassan, met on Saturday with Margaret Spellings, US Secretary of Education in Washington D.C. who thanked Hanif for attending the Global summit for Special Education Students, held under the title: Inclusive Practices for Students with Disabilities.

Spellings lauded the relationships between the United Arab Emirates and the USA in various fields, referring to the positive results she achieved during her visit to the UAE last May, citing the educational progress achieved by the UAE.

Hanif explained to Spellings the importance of benefitting from the experiences of advanced countries in raising the education system and promoting international educational practices, reiterating that the agreement that was signed by the two countries last May would enhance bilateral educational partnerships in the fields of teachers professional development, organising seminars and workshops, exchanging visits between educators, and applying best practices that raise educational performances.

He pointed out that the special education global summit is distinguished with positive successful experiences and aimed for promoting international dialogue on education for students with disabilities and with the participation of education leaders, advocates for people with disabilities, educators, academics and government officials.

The meeting was attended by Abdullah Zaal, Director of Community and Government Relations and Dr Vincent Ferrandino, Director of Policy and Planning in his Excellency's Office. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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