Bridging the Soft-skills Deficit Gap Among Secondary Students in the UAE

Fadia Moosa Rasheed, Nabeel A. Jurdi


Educators are increasingly aware of the pivotal role that soft skills play in making sure students are adequately prepared to initiate collegiate education. Soft skills will be increasingly vital ingredient for success in postsecondary education and are very important for all students that need to develop their potential while in school. Soft skills are a valuable component and is a vital factor impacting the chances of student success in collegiate education. This indicates the importance and necessity of acquiring soft skills for the students while studying at schools. In this paper,  five  areas of soft skills namely  communication skills, decision making  and problem-solving skills, time management skills, teamwork and  interpersonal skills  , cultural competency skills  are explored in an effort to find out the Soft-skills gap among secondary students in UAE . Though there are many other types of skills, the skills mentioned do provide a glimpse of the types of skills required  for postsecondary success. The identified soft-skills gap need to be addressed rigorously to put the students in the higher trajectory for post-secondary success

Keywords: Soft skills; Gap Analysis, secondary education; postsecondary success

DOI: 10.7176/JLPG/89-05

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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